Find a treasure and send a kid to college

OCEANSIDE — Come and find that bargain item you have been looking for at the College Bound Oceanside rummage sale. The nonprofit organization, College Bound Oceanside Scholarship fundraising rummage sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the Mission Elementary School parking lot, 2100 Mission Ave. For donations or further information, contact Pat Brown at (760) 212-2092.

College Bound Oceanside is comprised of more than 100 students from both Oceanside and El Camino High Schools. Some students have been in the program since their freshman year, others join later on, but the goal is the same – acceptance at the college or university of their choosing.

Students and their parents meet one Saturday a month from September through May for a three-hour workshop on how to prepare for and stay on track for college acceptance. Some examples of topics for the workshops include: developing good study skills, improving academic performance, career exploration and how to pay for college. Students are given the opportunity to gain leadership skills and improve their public speaking abilities.

The youngsters have the opportunity to go on college tours, both in and out-of-state. Each month the students are given community service opportunities. At the end of the school year, the organization also provides scholarship rewards to the seniors who will be attending college next year.



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