Over Spring Break, JCYC College Access Programs’ Upward Bound students went on their first SoCal College Tour in two years!
A group of over 40 Juniors and Seniors from the high schools we serve got the chance to check out and explore different types of SoCal college campuses and interact with other first generation college students. The 4-day trip began with a stop at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as the group made their way down to Los Angeles. The students then toured the campuses of UCLA, USC, Claremont McKenna College, UC Riverside, and UC Merced. Additionally, students were able to visit other iconic SoCal attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, where some students braved the roller coaster rides and others enjoyed the delicious funnel cakes and pier views.
With our Seniors preparing to decide on their college of choice, and our Juniors starting to think about which campuses they will be applying to next year, this trip was a great opportunity for them to envision themselves walking through these college campuses and gave them a chance to reflect on what aspects of college life they care about when deciding on a college campus. Students came back with a stronger sense of what college life actually looks like, as well as with cool swag from each of the campuses!
Learn more about JCYC Upward Bound by visiting our website here!