College Awareness

10,000 Degrees understands setting a college-going mindset starts early. That’s why our staff works directly with local elementary and middle school students to help make sure they can envision a pathway to college. We deliver the following real-world, interactive support to encourage the next generation to embrace their futures and make their college dreams come true.

  • In-School College Roadmap Workshops
  • Family-Friendly College Campus Tours
  • A Day in the Life of 10,000 Degrees

College Access

10,000 Degrees College Access team is dedicated to helping high school juniors and seniors from low-income backgrounds get to college, whether enrolling at a four-year college or starting at a local community college. Throughout the school year and summer break, we work directly with students and their families, in coordination with their teachers and counselors, to provide the following support to all 10,000 Degrees high school students:

  • Financial Aid Management, including FAFSA
  • A-G Course Requirement Advising & Support
  • College Planning, Research & Application
  • Year-Round Mentoring & Personal Support
  • Local College Campus Tours
  • Overnight College Campus Immersions

College Success

The majority of 10,000 Degrees students are often the first in their families to go to college, so personalized support is crucial to help eliminate confusion and frustration. Likewise, our students need steady encouragement from a community of friends they can trust. Our College Success team works day and night, quite literally, to ensure their college experience continues through graduation. The following support is available to all 10,000 Degrees college students:

  • “Success Starts Here” Day-Long Orientation
  • Renewable Scholarships, including 10,000 Degrees
  • Financial Aid Management, including FAFSA
  • Summer Bridge Program at College of Marin
  • On-Campus College Ambassador Support
  • Year-Round Peer Advisory Group Meetings
  • Transfer Support from Two- to Four-Year Colleges
  • Regular Check-Ins via Email, Text & Social Media

For more information, contact:

Scott BonDurant

Scott BonDurant
Director of College Success Program
Phone: 415.451.4011
Email: sbondurant (at) 10000degrees.org