Options For Youth's independent study program helps students learn to manage their time and teaches them the study habits of successful college students. At OFY, students are prepared for life after high school -- whether that means attending a junior college or 4-year university, joining the military, attending a technical or trade school, or entering the workforce. With A-G courses, post-secondary and career counseling, financial aid resources, scholarship opportunities, and college tours, students are able to reach their goals and realize their dreams are possible.
Early College Program
ECP is a dual enrollment program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and two-year college degree for FREE and still graduate on time. We have partnered with various schools including San Bernardino Valley College, Victor Valley College, Moreno Valley College, and L.A. Mission College. The Early College program is available to all students regardless of past success.
Benefits of ECP include:
- A.A. degree or Transferable college credits
- Free Tuition and books
- Academic Support (skill development, tutoring)
- On-Site College Courses (partnering colleges teach on high school campuses)
CREW is a 15-month program designed to prepare and guide students to achieve their dream of attending college. Junior and senior participants attend college readiness classes, team-building workshops, field trips, community service events, and compete to earn college scholarships.
OFY partners with Pathways Travels to offer organized College Tours to any OFY high school student. Tours include campus visits, discussions with college/university freshman, and workshops to help students learn:
- What to consider when selecting a college or university, including major and minor programs, sports, cost, clubs, location, and campus life
- Critical application processes like obtaining references and applying for financial aid
"College Tour is amazing! I would have never been able to visit all of these schools on my own." -Student Participant
Senior Signing Day
For graduating seniors, OFY hosts Senior Signing Day events in which participants formally sign college acceptance letters. Many of the students at OFY’s Senior Signing Days are the first in their family to attend college. These ceremonies, often visited by esteemed members of the community, serve as an opportunity for seniors to celebrate their accomplishments and express gratitude to those who helped them along the way.