An L.A. Unified College Access and Success Program
Below is a variety of enrichment, internship, and summer opportunities to increase students’ skills, knowledge, and experience. The programs listed are free or fee-based with scholarship opportunities. They may vary in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Deadlines are provided, but please check each website carefully as dates may change. Take advantage of all the great local, state, and national programs available and talk to your GEAR UP team for more information.
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Thrive Scholars receive college advising, intensive pre-college academic prep, social-emotional support, financial support, and career development for six years. They also participate in two summers consisting of a 6-week residential academic boot camp. Priority application deadline is Nov. 30. General application deadline is Dec. 15.
This free, 10-month pre-college program is designed to provide Black/generational African American males in 10th grade with the skills needed to excel in their college and career preparation. The program includes college tours, monthly sessions with a college advisor, access to professionals of color leading in their career fields, and a fun, six-week residential summer program hosted on a college campus where students will be taught by college professors. Priority application deadline is Nov. 30. General application deadline is Dec. 15.