The Young Scholars Program is a college access non-profit organization that has helped thousands of underrepresented students to get to and through college since 1999.
Our mission is to educate our Scholars for eligibility, admission and success at four-year institutions of higher learning.
Young Scholars envisions a world where equity and inclusion exists for Young Men of Color in their quest to become educated leaders in the global world. The Young Scholars Program will lead the Educational Movement to increase Young Men of Color’s access, retention and persistence in Higher Education.
What does the Program offer?
Social & Emotional Support: a comprehensive after-school mentoring program for Scholars led by successful male mentors.
Brotherhood & Community: A supportive cohort of peers all striving together for academic success and college admission.
Strategic partnerships with colleges & universities: that have specialized on-campus programming and staff to support young men of color.
College exposure: Via college tours and our annual Help A Brother Go 2 College Day event.
Parent Academy: provides specialized workshops and trainings for parents from high school through their scholars’ college graduation.
Counselor Support: monthly trainings for WCCUSD counselors to learn effective strategies to support young men of color to gain college admission.
OUR IMPACT IS UNDENIABLE!
100% of our Scholars graduate high school
95% of Scholars apply to a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year college / university).
100% of Scholars who apply are admitted to a 2 or 4 year college or university.
OUR COLLEGE SUCCESS STATISTICS:
74% of our Scholars graduate within a 4 year period, beating the nation’s average of 54% within a 6 year period.
94% of our Scholars graduate within a 5 year period.
65% pursue graduate school or professional degrees.
Join our movement and help us continue this great work!