College BoundSummer leadership program to expose high school students in foster care to the college experience.

High school youth from across the state apply and are selected to participate in this college campus experience program. Participants spend five days on the University of Georgia campus where they receive important information on college preparation, learn about the college application process, develop leadership skills, and discover new opportunities.

During the program, youth stay in UGA residence halls, eat in the dining halls, participate in recreational sports, and visit the libraries, athletic facilities, and classrooms. Current college students serve as mentors throughout the program. They also talk with UGA professors, counselors, and other professionals about preparing for college, including:

  • College admission counselors
  • Scholarship and financial aid representatives
  • Major and career college advisors
  • University professors
  • Georgia youth advocates

The program is open to rising high school sophomores and juniors who are in foster care, wards of the state, or emancipated. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted into the program. The 2018 application will be available in March.

College Bound is supported with funds from the nsoro Educational Foundation.

For more information about College Bound and the application process, contact program coordinator Kate Smith.