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Community Minute: Preparing students in grades 8-12 for success in college

College Bound offers academic enrichment and resources to help public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 prepare for and succeed in college. College Bound’s Academic Mentoring Program matches students with college-educated volunteers to strengthen the students’ math, language arts, and social skills while preparing them for the college journey. Students meet with mentors at an academic mentoring site throughout the school year to work on homework, literacy and numeric development, and college prep. The organization also offers a virtual mentoring program to help students and mentors maintain their connection when students go away to college. Additionally, College Bound provides a weekend retreat where students learn how to prepare for the college admissions process. The organization also offers SAT and ACT preparation courses, and provides scholarships to selected students annually.

For more information, contact:
College Bound
128 M Street, NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 842-0858
Fax: (202) 842-1926
info@collegebound.org

NPR

Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

NPR

In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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