What is College Prep?

College Prep is an academic success program designed to inspire the dream of a college education and help youth link future aspirations with academic goals.

  • Middle and high school youth are exposed to college visitations, a college resource center within the Club, guest speakers, SAT/ACT preparation, and parent information meetings for financial aid, loans, and scholarships.

  • Through the Clark College Penguin Promise Program, up to 25 youth can receive a full or prorated scholarship to the college based on when they enter the program.



  • Weekly Workshops

  • Virtual Opportunities

  • Field Trips

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Homework Help

  • Campus Visits

  • Monthly Mentor Meetings

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Resume Building

  • Guest Speakers/Panels

  • Job Resources

  • Community Connections










  Contact us to find out more about Club, the programs we offer,

and the next steps to sign up for College Prep!

Bailey - EMTC

Rachel - TTC

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Meet Your Mentors!

The College Prep program is included FREE to any youth who is registered in our school year program at Boys & Girls Clubs of SW Washington.
Rachel has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of SW Washington since February 2018, and with the organization as a whole since 2014. She has held roles as Youth Development Professional, Member Specialist, and now College Prep Mentor. She attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Science. She currently attends ASU online for her Early Childhood Education degree. When Rachel isn’t working or doing school work, she enjoys snuggling her Noodle (cat), going to the beach, and listening to music.
Bailey has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs of SW Washington since 2017. She has held the positions of a volunteer, Youth Development Professional, Membership Specialist, and now College Prep Mentor. Bailey is currently in school at Central Washington University (online) working towards her degree in Social Services. Outside of work and school, she enjoys reading, board/video games, spending time with her cat (Bug), and hanging out with her friends.

Teen Turf Club

Rachel Bersaas

College Prep Mentor

4040 Plomondon St. Vancouver, WA 98661

Office: (360)787-2095

Elise Menashe Teen Center

Bailey Wright

College Prep Mentor

409 NE Anderson St. Vancouver, WA 98665

Office: (360)787-2084

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