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College Bound Holds Annual Round Table

12/13/12

By Ed Hayward | Chronicle Staff

Published: Dec. 13, 2012

The Lynch School of Education College Bound program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, held its Annual College Roundtable, which gives Boston high school students who participate in the pre-collegiate program the chance to meet with representatives from area colleges and universities.

Held last Saturday in Walsh Hall, this year’s roundtable not only included representatives from college admissions’ offices, but also College Bound alumni, staff and affiliates from prior years who shared their experiences about preparing for and attending university.

Throughout the year, College Bound students participate in a series of college and career development sessions that are designed to prepare them for success in college and other post-secondary programs. College Bound students are in grades nine through 12 and attend the Boston public schools Brighton High School, Urban Science Academy and West Roxbury Academy. So far, 98 percent of the 220 graduates of the program have gone on to graduate from college within four years—with the help of $22 million in higher education scholarships and grant support, according to the Lynch School.