College Dreams serves students from 6th grade through post-secondary students, with a mission to increase access to opportunities, remove barriers, and prepare low-income, first generation, and underrepresented youth to thrive in school, college, and careers.
College Dreams offers three programs at Phoenix High School, including College Incentive, Career Building, and IDA Opportunities.
College Incentives works to grant special outings, access to youth camps, and college scholarships to the students they work with.
Career Building provides career exploration activties and paid work opportunities to low-income 11th and 12th grade students.
IDA serves students who come from low income backgrounds and provide financial education classes, develop college funding plans, and the option to set up a special college savings account.
Phoenix High School's College and Career Preparation Specialist, Valeria Carrillo Garcia, is located in the Future Planning Center and works in groups and on a one-on-one basis with students enrolled in the College Dreams program.
Valeria Carrillo Garcia
For more information about the College Dreams program, visit www.collegedreams.org.