In 2012, College Bound was developed to encourage 3rd grade students to attend college after high school by providing them with information they may not be exposed to in their typical home and school environments.
Students are provided with an informational presentation that is age appropriate addressing why it is important to go to college, aspects of college life, and goal setting while in their elementary classroom setting. Soroptimist International of Woodland volunteers then take students on a tour of the UC Davis campus. Past pre- and post- questionnaires suggest that students have a positive change in attitudes towards college after participating in the College Bound program.
In 2014-2015 College Bound will be providing this program to all of the third grade students at two school within the Woodland Joint Unified School District. In addition to the third grade program, those students who attended our program in 2012 and are now in the fifth grade, will participate in an additional presentation reinforcing the information given in 3rd grade.