College Program Events
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to our 2023 Youth of the Year, Abea F! Abea is a bilingual, first-generation immigrant originally from Cameroon. She plans on majoring in psychology and pre-med, with a long term goal to elevate the status of mental health services for people in Cameroon.
As the BGCDC Youth of the Year, Abea will go on to compete for the Wisconsin Youth of the Year title in March, and potentially the regional and national titles as well! Best of luck Abea!
COLLEGE DECISION DAY
College Decision Day is a partnership event between Madison Metropolitan School District and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, designed to celebrate our AVID/TOPS students as they transition from high school to their post-secondary plans.
The scholars attend La Follette, Memorial, East or West High Schools and are part of the AVID/TOPS program. AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system that includes an elective course focused on organizational strategies, study skills, critical thinking, tutorial support, and career and college awareness. AVID is partnered with the TOPS (Teens of Promise) program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County.
Join us in recognizing these exceptional individuals by registering for this virtual event.
Book Stipend FUND
How Stipends Impact Students
Book stipends will support all of our graduating high school seniors and help them purchase textbooks next fall.
- In 2021, the average cost for full-time, undergraduate students at a four-year university for books and supplies per year was approximately $1240.00
- In 2020, 25% of students indicated they worked extra hours to pay for their books and materials and 11% skipped meals in order to afford books and course materials
- In 2021, nearly 66% of students avoided buying course materials when possible due to steep prices
$2,500 RAISED TOWARDS our goal of $60,000 IN BOOK STIPENDS FOR THIS YEAR
Help us ensure success for our college bound members and donate TODAY
"Being in college has been incredibly expensive and difficult. My last semester books were incredibly expensive and costly. It would help me get the books I needed right away without hesitation of money being an issue. I currently work 3 jobs to pay for my bills and school along with helping my family when I can, so I don't have extra money to spend on things that aren't necessities."
"Stipends would help me by alleviating a lot of my financial burden and allowing me to put all of my time and focus into my studies. If awarded this stipend, I will continue to put in the effort and hours needed in order to succeed, making my education my top priority in school."