Santa Ana, California USA

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Community Initiative

In fall 2016, BTE-Santa Ana launched with 50 students. During the three-year program students participated in a number of activities, such as:

  • Academic tutoring: Undergraduate students provided Saturday and after school structured tutoring sessions.
  • Study groups: Saturday sessions also included small group study organized by subject area.
  • Academic advising: Supported students in developing individual academic plans and updated monthly, complemented by personal interest inventories.
  • Higher education workshops: Sessions taught students about academic requirements, choosing a major, and skills needed to be successful in college.
  • Symposia series and field trips, tours and demonstrations: Students learned about college and careers through demonstrations from CSS employees, as well as college tours.
  • Employability workshops and mentoring and career coaching: Students learned about career skills such as communication, responsibility and stress management, as well as one-on-one and group coaching from CSS employees and UCI undergraduates.


By the end of the BTE-Santa Ana program (June 2019), partners anticipated the following outcomes:

  • 85% of graduates complete A-G courses with a C+ or better.
  • 100% of graduates complete 4 years of math and 3 years of science.
  • 95% of graduates identify BTE as very important to their success in school.
  • 100% of graduates are admitted to a post-secondary institution.
  • 60% of graduates plan to attend a 4-year institution of higher education.
  • 50% of graduate plan to major in a STEM or health-related discipline.
  • 90% of students exhibit improved communication and presentation skills.

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Program Model: Santa Ana, CA