MAPS staff Brenda Ortega (left), Leslie Martinez (third person), and Celia Fletes (right end) supported Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’s Covered CA event on February 27, 2014.
On March 27, 2014, MAPS staff was greeted by Hilda Solis, the first Latina California state senator and former United States Secretary of Labor. She thanked Leslie and Celia for their hard work and dedication in serving the community.
MAPS offered its Teen Summer Camp–Mountain Top College Prep 3.0 Summer Bootcamp– in 2010. We had five college admission reps, interns, volunteers, staff members, and more help us make this camp—the best!
Off to the Claremont Colleges for a private panel and college tour!
Okay, time to go race!
President of America’s business leaders, Roy Ramirez-Juarez takes time to speak with young students. He inspires others through his testimony growing up homeless.
Students working together — or hanging out!
Mike, Yadira, Sarah, and Carmen share their college experiences–Dos and Don’ts.
MAPS hosted the first Cash for College financial aid night at Baldwin Park. Students were able to apply for financial aid!
City manager, MAPS CEO, Mayor Lozano, and Director of Rec. Carrillo came to support MAPS!
The mayor takes photos with CPMP Cohort 1-3 ladies!
Interns Gabriel and Natalie take a photo with Mayor Manuel Lozano! The mayor is awesome!
The Mayor shares insightful wisdom and stories to students and parents who plan to apply for financial aid.
We had four community college and CSU financial aid representatives help MAPS with this event. Thank you!
How do MAPS students apply to the UC? It’s very simple to complete the UC app.
Koo presents on applying to the UC. As a UC Student Affairs Officer, she has been trained to evaluate UC applications (holistic and comprehensive review). She then asks her UC colleagues to answer any questions her MAPS students may have.
Then, students are encouraged to complete the UC application online.
Students review the edits and rewrite their essays.
Students complete their leadership, community services, and other components on the application.
After students and MAPS staff review the application together, students hit the “submit” button.
That’s it! It’s that simple with MAPS students. Why stress?
MAPS launched its first teen summer camp called “Mountain Top College Prep 2.0 Summer Bootcamp” in 2009. We had college admission officers, college counselors, college consultants, and more stay at a 35-acre donated ranch for three days. It was a huge success!
Welcome to MAPS 4 College’s Mountain Top College Prep 2.0 Summer Bootcamp!
Driving towards the ranch! Are we there yet? Oh my! We’re at the 35-acre ranch that was donated to MAPS! Thank you!
The wonderful ladies, Grace, Alice, Soo, and Hadassah help at the welcoming table!
After the introductions, we had people meet and mingle! Diverse students from different parts of the nation came to spend time with one another, build community, and get ready for college!
Dr. Koo shares important information. What is it? It’s about MAPS!
“Ice breaker activity”
Can you find out who I am? I have a sticker on my back!
Times for introductions. For some students, using a mic can be daunting–not for MAPS students!
Students get time to sit with seasoned college counselor, Susan Schnieder! If you know her, she’s the best!
Students get the chance to be college admission counselors for the day! What do the actual dean of admission and college admission counselors do at our camp? They take notes and listen to the students decide which applicant they would admit, deny, or waitlist at a private, liberal arts college.
Time for presentations!
Students take the time to listen to board member Jesse Lee speak. Did you know he graduated from UCLA and went on to work as a leader in a multi-million dollar engineering company? And then? Well, the Lord called him, and he decided to quit and become a pastor.
Marty, college rep from Allegheny, Brandeis, and Xavier, shares insightful wisdom with us! Marty’s the best!
Dr. George Taylor presents, “Who’s Going to College?” Dr. Taylor was former VP of students affairs at two flagship universities!
Are they in middle school? They are prepping for college—or sleeping!
Students get words of wisdom from college consultant, Julie. She flew out from Oregon! She’s dedicated.
Group counseling! Awesome!