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Boys & Girls Clubs' College Bound program expands mission

 

College Bound, an initiative of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, which supports high school juniors and seniors through the college admissions process, has a new partner to help students succeed in college, too.

College Bound is partnering with Meritus College Fund, a San Francisco-based program that provides college scholarships, academic coaching and career advising.

"Our students will benefit from scholarships to help offset the rising cost of college, in addition to the rich suite of personal, academic and career supports that Meritus extends through to college graduation," said Jeff Feinman, vice president of clubhouses at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

According to Diana Wolf, executive director of the Meritus College Fund, 88 percent of Meritus scholars graduate from college and 85 percent are the first in their families to attend college.

Kate Bradshaw

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