College & Career Programs

Making students’ dreams of college and career a reality

A bachelor’s degree is one of the most valuable tools needed to equip students with the jobs of tomorrow. An estimated 65% of jobs created require a bachelor’s degree.  KidWorks College and Career Success Initiative provides 1st generation college students with the unique resources and support needed to graduate from college. 

KidWorks Alumni Network

Campus Crash

College Apps Academy

Mater Dei Scholars

Our Distinctives

For nearly a decade, nearly 99.9 % of our high school seniors graduate on time and 100% pursue college or vocational training.

  • Individualized Approach

    Because each student is unique, programs including Campus Crash and KidWorks College Apps Academy provide students exposure to a variety of schools and opportunities. KidWorks staff assist with college admissions and financial aid process, ensuring a smooth transition into college.

  • Well-being

    Earning a bachelor’s degree contributes to economic success, civic engagement, and lifelong wellness. KidWorks mentors, many of them who are first generation college students themselves, walk alongside students, providing the motivation and emotional support needed for success.

  • College Success

    KidWorks staff provide students the tools needed to graduate from college and launch careers that lead to a bright future.  Personalized services include academic counseling, transfer support and assistance with financial aid.  KidWorks staff link students to the many resources available to them on campus.

  • Career Success

    KidWorks students are exposed to a variety of careers through job site visits, career panels, internships, and networking opportunities with corporate partners and board members.

Program Information

Time: Evenings and weekends 
Grades: 6 – 12
Cost: Included in After-School Program registration

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“KidWorks played a very big role in my acceptance to Berkeley. They helped me fill out all the application forms and gave me a nudge when I needed it.  Once I arrived at campus, the KidWorks team surrounded me with love and support in ways that continue to overwhelm me with gratitude. They regularly check in on me. They provided a shoulder to cry on when I was overwhelmed managing a dual major, lots of coursework and a part-time job. They sent me care packages, cards on my birthday and sent uplifting text messages. I’m forever in awe of the staff, volunteers and supporters who helped make my often-difficult journey so much smoother.”

Julie, College student at UC Berkeley