Our program serves underserved populations of students (most attend Title-I high schools) that would not otherwise have the opportunity to receive college preparation at no cost to them. Two of our main goals for this program was assist the girls in creating a tangible resource guide that they could take home with them at the end of camp, and use to assist them in applying to college; and to take them on campus tours that their families may not have been able to afford. Having the seed grant allowed us to completely meet both of these goals. Our girls learned so much through their hands-on experience during camp, and many were able to solidify their college options because they were able to get out of the city and actually see the campuses of their choice. Our organization would not have had the means to accomplish this without The Pollination Project!
Although I’ve been facilitating college access camps for years, our organization is only a year old and people can be skeptical about your abilities when they haven’t physically seen what you can do. Having this grant has increased the overall interest in our organization’s programs and for that, we are forever grateful. Thank you to The Pollination Project for seeing something in us. We couldn’t have done it without you!