Club College Boulevard, Inc.
Youth should be able to choose the extent in which they would like to better themselves!
1 Sacramento Drive Suite #3, Hampton, Virginia, 23666
Club College Boulevard was launched out a single family home in Hampton, Virginia. One 10th grade student was not happy with the college assistance resources that were available. She wanted to see what she could do to change that. After she found a group of high school students that were interested, they began to meet weekly at her house and took turns on our computers filling out Common Applications, and scholarships. After completing applications, they raised money by washing cars to visit colleges. Our club quickly grew in size and we realized we had to move to a place where we had more than two computers to complete our Common Application and look for scholarships. We approached the Hampton School Board with our proposal, however they did not support us. We bounced from our kitchen, to the Hampton Teen Center , to an office on Back River Road , and now we finally have a home to host workshops at the Citizens Boys & Girls club at 1815 Shell Road in Hampton!
I (Erica Wagner) took the picture (left)in the Newport News Pearl Bailey Branch Library in Spring, 2013 .
This image hits close to home because this is exactly what my daughter and I identified as a serious problem as she progressed through high school.
The informational barriers in low-income areas are impeding our youth from succeeding!