Our mission is to equip Dorchester students with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college.
College Bound Dorchester serves more than 900 students annually through three core program areas: Early Education and Out of School Time for students aged 2.9 to 13, and College Connections which provides college preparation programming for adolescents and adults aged 16 to 27. College Connections currently supports 400 students each year in three tracks to ensure that they are placed firmly on the path to college:
- 100 high school students in traditional educational settings who are failing one or more courses
- 110 individuals who have become disengaged in their education, have dropped out and need to complete their high school credential
- 200 adults for whom English is a barrier to educational achievement
Over the next five years, College Bound will implement a plan to grow College Connections by just over 50% to serve a total of 600 students annually while maintaining high quality Early Education programming.