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Nonprofit to help low-income students prepare for college

College Possible, a national nonprofit group new to East County, is recruiting low-income high school sophomores interested in earning a college degree for an after-school program that will help them prepare for college.

Recruitment will continue at Reynolds, Sam Barlow and David Douglas high schools through Friday, May 3, while Gresham High students will have an extended amount of time to apply.

College Possible students meet twice per week in after-school sessions during their junior and senior years of high school to complete more than 320 total hours of programming.

To be eligible to join College Possible, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and qualify as low-income. Applicants also must have a desire to attend a four-year college and be willing to commit to after-school activities and some weekend events. Programming is free to all participating students and partner high schools.

Juniors prepare for the ACT and learn about the college application process, while seniors submit college and scholarship applications and secure financial aid. Students also attend campus visits and participate in service opportunities to give back to the community.

For more information, call 503-907-0248 or visit collegepossible.org.

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