College Bound Initiative (CBI)

What is CBI?

CBI is a high school outreach program that is focused on increasing college awareness and access to underprivileged and underrepresented student populations. The D.O.D. office collaborates with local high schools to help students become familiar with the college admissions process. As the transition from high school to college can be perplexing and generally challenging, the CBI aims to enhance the manageability of the college transition process by providing students with imperative information, and the skills necessary to not only transition to college, but to persist to graduation as well.

Representatives of the D.O.D. office visits the local high schools monthly to give presentations on tips and advice for navigating throughout the transition of college.

Core Topics:

  • Options After High School
  • Career Interests
  • Searching for Colleges
  • Searching for Scholarships
  • Applying for Financial Aid and College (Application Timeline)
  • Time Management
  • Resume Building and Branding
  • Importance of Social Media
  • Relationship Management