College Access Program

College Access Program

A college education opens up rewarding opportunities, including increased job opportunities, valuable life experiences, and connections. Our College Access Program (CAP) assists local High School students in exploring their post-secondary education options. In addition, we empower program participants who are low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation college students to lead and become change agents in their community.


How do we support teens in the College Access Program?


Our College Access Program runs all year to support High School students to:

     -  Explore the types of colleges that fit their needs and preferences

     -  Learn about the College Admission Process

     -  Complete college essays and develop references

     -  Offer guidance for financial aid and Scholarship applications


Our College & Career staff work with participants to develop their unique college pathway plans. Each student's plan has tasks for them to complete based on their grade level. The program provides a guide for college readiness and results in higher education access. 


The College Access Program consists of:

  • College and Business Tours
  • College, Career and Job Fair
  • Workshops
  • Classroom instruction
  • 1:1 Mentoring


The College Access Program takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at our Spruce Street location in Lawrence. 

Students may qualify for The Boys & Girls Club Scholarship for $500 based on their participation in the program.


Register Today: Classes start October 4, 2022 (Space is limited) 

Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register for the CAP program, click here


Please complete the application. If you have any questions,  contact Matthew Francess, Director of Teen Services at or (609) 695-6060 x 223

College, Career and Job Fair 2022

Join us at our Spruce Street Community Center for the College, Career and Job Fair - October 20, 2022, 5 pm-7pm. Free Registration. Meet dozens of colleges, employers, and organizations and talk in person to admissions offices and recruiters. Learn not only about admission requirements, courses of study, and campus life from colleges but hear about summer job opportunities, internships, and career paths from local companies. Our workshops and exhibitors also will share valuable information about financial aid and other college support and admission services.


Click here to register for free. 


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