College and Beyond Mentorship Program

The College and Beyond Program was begun in the Fall of 2013 as a special initiative of the Catholic Education Foundation. CEF seeks to ensure that each of its students not only attends college, but is successful and graduates from their institution. The program is available to 25 freshman college students, who received a tuition award from CEF and are now attending a two or four year college in the Greater Los Angeles area. Each student attends a monthly meeting with their one-to-one mentor to guide them through their freshman year.

The meetings feature local speakers, current college students, and small group discussions. Topics encompass financial aid, school/life balance, school involvement, and academic preparedness. The theme of the program is the Pro-Active student. We encourage our students to set bold goals for themselves and to use the program, their mentors, and their fellow students to achieve their goals.