What We Do

Academic Support · ACT Prep · Pre-college Credit · Application Guidance · Scholarship Identification · Career Readiness · Mental Health Services

The College Bound Difference

Our 7-9 year relationship starts in high school and lasts until students earn their degrees. We empower first-generation college students to live lives of choice and opportunity. CB students leverage their experiences to maximize growth and shape their futures.

Academic Support

Students engage in classes with their peers to collaborate and develop strong learning habits.

Bayer Fund College Bound Summer Institute

Through Bayer Fund CBSI, our intensive summer program at the University of Missouri St. Louis, College Bound students:

  • Take college courses on a college campus
  • Are exposed to engaging, academically rigorous classes taught by college faculty
  • Earn credit toward a college degree

ACT Prep

In preparation for the ACT, students identify individual growth goals, work on personalized study plans, and attend weekly classes.

Office Hours

Students are encouraged to attend monthly office hours hosted by College Bound staff.

Mental Health Services

Three full-time therapists help students cope with everything from test anxiety to grief and loss.

Graduate Positioning System (GPS)

CB supports students as they navigate college applications, enrollment, financial aid, and path-to-degree planning.

Career Readiness

From job shadowing in high school to resume advice and internship/networking connections, we make sure students graduate with a plan.