Breakfast with College Bound
On the morning of Tuesday, October 29th College Bound hosted our Second Annual Honors Society Breakfast at The Hamilton Restaurant. The purpose of the breakfast was to share information and stories about College Bound with the audience. College Bound’s Executive Director, Kenneth Ward, stated the transformational work that is done at this organization sows seeds of success and growth into our student’s lives. He said: “We are in the sowing seeds business.”
Fall 2013 VMP Care Packages
One of the most exciting aspects of College Bound’s Virtual Mentoring Program is sending care packages to our alumni at their college or university! Care packages are a great way for College Bound to let our alumni know that we are thinking about them. On Friday, September 27th College Bound sent out 74 care packages to our alumni at colleges and universities located across the country. College Bound would like to thank Rachel Lawless, a volunteer at the Department of Education site, for connecting College Bound to the Advisory Board Company. Rachel and over 40 of her colleagues at the Advisory Board Company helped us assemble 74 care packages in less than an hour! College Bound would also like to acknowledge CommCore Consulting Group for donating 215 copies of “Get to the Point: How to Say What You Mean and Get What You Want” by Andrew Gilman, a copy of this text was included in each care package for our alumni! Thank you for helping us support College Bound alumni to college degree completion!
22nd Annual End of Year Celebration
Daron, Chabeli, and Jasmen being honored by Rita
of River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
College Bound hosted its 22nd Annual End of Year Celebration on May 16, 2013 at the historic Lincoln Theater. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Set Sail for a World of Wonder: Preparing Our Students for a World of Opportunity”, which captured the essence of the road ahead for this year’s graduates. The evening opened with the processional of the Class of 2013. The seniors entered with much excitement waving their senior gift, College Bound pennants, to always remind them of their time with College Bound. The hosts for the evening, Mulu-Tsega and Shaan are both members of the Class of 2013.
2013 International Study Tour Raffle
Grand prize winner Cindy (pictured above) with her new iPad. (ticket sold by Lawrence)
Thanks to the efforts of many students, parents, mentors, and staff
as well as the support of all who purchased or sold tickets.
THANKS & CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.
$50 Gift Card Winner - Yearwood (ticket sold by Rashad)
$25 Gift Card Winner - Trujillo (ticket sold by Danielle)
College Bound’s Annual International Study Tour provides an opportunity for our Student Ambassadors to travel through the Netherlands to Ghana. This experience will allow College Bound students to start developing an international perspective prior to college.While on the trip, they will journal daily as well as blog about their excursion.
Chabeli pictured here, after her amazing performance, with her College Bound partner (mentor) Leslie.
Congratulations to College Bound senior Chabeli Arroyo for winning a $10,000 scholarship at the Fifth Annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition at The John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts sponsored by DC-CAP. Chabeli wowed the crowd and received praise from celebrity judges Patti LaBelle, Denyce Graves, Jordin Sparks, and Amber Riley.