Community Needs : Early Childhood Development, Education, Mental Health
Santa Barbara Unified PEAC has successfully changed the trajectory of low-income, first generation college students by helping them prepare for and be accepted to college. Their approach includes wrap-around services within the school district system to include academic counseling, access to advanced placement courses, parent engagement, summer bridge programs that help students transition to junior high, to high school and college, as well as extensive mentoring and tutoring that help students succeed in advanced classes. This grant pays for the expansion of Summer Bridge programs to La Colina and Goleta Junior High Schools and Dos Pueblos High School, as well as provide partial funding for tutors and mentors at the Dos Pueblos PEAC Tutoring Center. By placing talented students in a stable, supportive community of peers, tutors and mentors, PEAC makes it more likely that they will realize their academic potential. Santa Barbara Education Foundation is the fiscal agent.