Our Students’ Reality

Challenging financial circumstances severely impact the lives of our students, accounting for just one of the significant barriers they face to achieve higher education.

Many of our students do not hear English spoken at home and most live in homes where no parent has any college experience.

Bound For College, together with our school partners, assists in guiding and supporting our students through every step along their path toward success at college.

What We Do

  • Identify motivated students early in their high school years.
  • Hire Certified Teachers to tutor students after school on ACT/SAT exams for an average of two years.
  • Ensure our students take the ACT/SAT multiple times, creating a path for improvement in exam scores.
  • Facilitate college readiness enrichment activities including college tours to Florida’s public universities.
  • Provide college and scholarship application support with the guidance of teachers and advisors.
  • All of the above is offered to our students at no cost.

Our Impact

Students increase their ACT/SAT national percentile ranking by an average of 23%

The majority of our students attend college DEBT FREE at Florida public universities or in some cases private top tier colleges.

2,100 hours of ACT/SAT tutoring delivered annually to our students.

Student Spotlight

Jud came to the United States at age 6 after surviving the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti in which she lost her mother and two siblings. Jud settled into Delray Beach with relatives where she had to learn English and adjust to an entirely new life. During her time at Atlantic High School, she was in the AVID program for three years and attended Bound For College tutoring for two years.

Throughout high school, Jud juggled a series of jobs that included Home Goods, Joseph’s Market, and Home Depot. Her work ethic and positive outlook inspire other students, who look at Jud as a true leader and inspiration.

She earned a variety of scholarships that fully underwrite her studies at FAU where she is currently majoring in health sciences. Jud plans to attend nursing school after her FAU undergraduate graduation.