College Bound St. Louis
College Bound is an award-winning college preparation and persistence program. College Bound provides promising students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social supports, and life skills needed to successfully get to and through college. We believe every student deserves the opportunity and resources to navigate the complicated path to college graduation.
Since our founding in 2006, we have succeeded in helping 100% of our high school graduates earned admission to four-year colleges or universities. 93% re-enrolled for their sophomore year. 60 to 75% of College Bound students will graduate from college within six years – the same rate as their highest income peers - and move onto meaningful employment.
College Bound is the only program in the St. Louis region with a year-round curriculum that includes career exposure, community engagement, test preparation, social-emotional development, and academic enrichment so that students not only get to college, they graduate from college. To accomplish this, College Bound counts on our AmeriCorps College Preparation and Completion Coaches who directly serve our students.
Check out this video featuring our first collegian graduating class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2wrmYsZpDo