College Success Program

Success Through College Completion

Our newest program established in 2007, the College Success Program (second semester of 11th grade – college completion) matches students to the right college, connects them to financial aid, and supports them until they graduate from college. Students benefit from individualized college advising services, a pre-college orientation, and the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 scholarship renewable up to four years designed to enable students to attend the university that best allows them to meet their higher education goals and to prepare for life after college graduation through mentorship, internship, and community service requirements. Results: 100% of BLCI high school graduates have enrolled in colleges and universities throughout the nation! 92% have enrolled directly into 4-year universities as far away as Yale University, Bates College, Smith College and the University of Virginia to name a few. 92% of the students who have gone through the College Success Program have persisted in college.