The ABCs of College Success
Our after school programs are based on the BLCI ABCs of College Success.
A = Academic Support
First and foremost, we make sure our students are doing well in school to improve their chances of attending a quality college or university and ensure their academic success on a college campus.
b = building skills
We believe that success in life requires more than just earning a high GPA. Through our community partnerships, we provide the training our students need to build confidence, set goals, build professional networks, maintain healthy relationships and access more resources in college and in the community.
c = College Knowledge
Through our weekly “Steps to Success” workshops and college tours throughout California, BLCI promotes a “College-Going Culture.” At BLCI, college is the natural next step after high school. In fact, 100% of our high school graduates enroll in colleges and universities throughout the nation! Students and families learn how to choose the right college and finance their higher education.
The College Success Pipeline
We deliver the ABCs of College Success through a variety of after school programs that are age appropriate and culturally relevant. All students are required to attend weekly “Steps to Success” workshops that prepare them for college success. Tutoring is offered from 3 to 8PM, Monday through Thursday. Field trips and enrichment activities are constant and ongoing throughout the year.
The Elementary School Program (3rd through 5th grades)
Setting the foundation for future learning and high expectations for college and careers.
The Middle School Program (6th through 8th grades)
Promoting positive identity development to keep students on the path to college.
The High School Program (9th through 11th grade)
Ensuring students are taking the right courses, preparing for standardized tests, and involving themselves in extracurricular activities to gain acceptance into the right college for them.
The College Success Program (12th grade through college)
Guiding students and parents through the college application and financial aid process and preparing students to succeed on the college campus.
The Parent Engagement Program
Although the programs are free of charge, parents must donate their time. They can volunteer with programs, learn how to support their children at home and advocate for their needs at school, or improve their financial stability by continuing their own education and improving their employment skills.
The Leadership Programs
Our students are not only recipients of our services, but also, partners in the mission. They create "a thriving community and a better world." Students learn to apply their strengths to a cause they care about by giving back to their community. These leadership skills are associated with success in college and in the workplace.
Circulo de Mujeres and Circulo de Hombres
Building resilience in our middle and high school students through student-run programming that addresses gender-specific and cultural challenges our students face.