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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: College Bound Opportunities mentors economically disadvantaged students to unleash their potential, graduate college, pursue meaningful professions, and inspire others to follow in their footsteps

Results: In 2012, CBO celebrated its second college graduation class and now counts 13 graduates amongst its alumni. CBO also accepted its largest incoming class with 30 high school students joining the program, and now have 105 Scholars in the program. CBO Scholars are represented at 37 colleges/universities across the nation including Stanford, Columbia University, Wellesley, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, and University of Wisconsin.

Target demographics: Low to moderate income high school students

Geographic areas served: District 113 (Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School) and District 115 (Lake Forest High School) in Lake County, IL

Programs: CBO utilizes a comprehensive set of programs that includes one-to-one mentorships, ACT prep classes, resume and interviewing workshops, laptop computers, and scholarships.

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