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College Prep Boot Camp

In partnership with UNC, NCSU and Duke, we are hosting a College Prep Boot Camp as a part of our ASCEND℠ program.  Members of the Chapel Hill Carrboro chapter will partner with university staff to work with high school students to prepare them for college life or vocational careers as well as to promote positive self-esteem and confidence.  Activities will include a

pre- and post-assessment and various workshops geared towards college and career exploration. 


The program will conclude on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with a graduation ceremony and a community service project.  Students who attend all three (3) sessions will receive a certificate during graduate.


Participant Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled in 9 - 12 grade student

  • Must have at least a 2.0 g.p.a (C average)

  • Most recent report should be sent with completed application

  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher or community leader should also be sent  


Workshop Topics 


  • Essay writing

  • Applying for financial aid

  • Developing test taking skills (PSAT, SAT and ACT)

  • Developing good student habits

  • College exploration

  • Career exploration

  • STEM careers

  • Professional etiquette and networking



Program Dates


Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: UNC

Address: TBA


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: NCSU, African American Cultural Center

Address: 355 Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh, NC


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Duke, Women's Center
Address: 420 Chapel Drive (Few Residence Hall), Durham NC