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College Readiness Starts at a Young Age

Over the course of the last school year, youth at a CommonBond housing community learned a lot about the importance of higher learning. Every week, youth have answered “College Knowledge” questions, and conducted research — on a famous person, a local college, or the importance of nutrition — in order to hone their research skills.

The kids loved this new programming and celebrated their hard work with a year-end party. They designed their own “college-bound” t-shirts, played team trivia, drew their own “college self.


Alecia Adney-Hernandez, Advantage Services Coordinator, said “At CommonBond, we believe it’s never too early to start supporting youth in developing higher learning goals!” Her colleague, Tony Khambounmy, a Youth Specialist, added, “It was inspiring and fun to hear about these kids’ hopes and dreams at the end-of-year party!”

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