By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– On April 24th, Bright Prospect held one of several local College Decision Days where 56 Montclair High School seniors expressed what it meant to them to be able to attend college. Through the mentorship and assistance of Bright Prospect, these students were accepted by such colleges as Harvey Mudd, Dartmouth, University of La Verne, Loyola Marymount, UC Berkeley, Pitzer and USC. Many of these students are the first in their families to be accepted to college and begin that journey toward future success.
Bright Prospect is one of United Way’s Community Impact Partners, receiving funding to help inspire, inform and guide students from low-income communities toward college. Bright Prospect’s outstanding staff team produces tremendous results and an impressive number of the youth served become the first in their family to attend and graduate from college – ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.
“Together we are going to accomplish many things,” declared Genesis Bui, a Bright Prospect peer and graduate student at UC Davis.
Stephanie Campbell, Executive Director of Bright Prospect, said “some of our students will start at a community college and others will go to a Cal State, UC, or private college like the Claremonts. Some leave the state to go to some of the nation’s most selective institutions on the East Coast. Wherever they go, it is very emotional, powerful and inspiring to hear these graduating seniors, almost all of whom will be first in their families to go to college, thank their teachers and administrators and announce to each other, and most importantly, to the younger students who will follow them a year or two later, where they are going to college, and show them that it is a goal within their reach.”
By empowering low-income students to attain admission and graduate from college, Bright Prospect is truly building brighter futures for students and our community as a whole. For more information, visit www.brightprospect.org.