High School

Your space for support, fun & games with friends, and answering your questions on paying for and getting to college and pathways to higher education. Kid City provides support , guidance, and community for high school students across Los Angeles. 

From deeper conversations about what it’s like going to college to the specific details of FAFSA we enjoy providing a space where we can tackle the goal of getting to college together! Our program is supported by staff, volunteers, current Kid City college students who have been through our program and are back to support new students too!

Offerings: college prep, socials, poetry & spoken word workshops, college visits, mentorship program, community circles, financial aid support and workshops, math tutoring, and more! 

College Bridge

College Bridge is a semester-long program geared towards supporting high school seniors in their transition out of high school and into college, work, general post-high school. During the class, we cover topics surrounding the college transition process such as understanding financial award letters, choosing colleges, housing, navigating college (studying, office hours, finding resources), stress and time management. In addition, we also cover relevant topics like mental health, self-care, job searches, resumes, cover letters, internships, volunteering, goal-setting, cooking and other topics that students find useful. Our goal is to create a space that will make student’s transition out of high school a bit easier!

Kid City Scholars

The Kid City Scholars is a year long mentoring program that pairs up a college graduate with a high school senior to provide individualized college application support. In the KC Scholars program, we provide the navigation and aspiration capital to empower low-income and first-generation students of color. Our goal is to create a safe space for scholars to share their story and pursue higher education. In the academic year of 2020-2021, mentors virtually assisted 23 scholars in applying to financial aid and a two-year and/or four-year university.

Program Start Date:

Students may join the program at any time throughout the year but outreach and orientation occurs for fall semester in mid-September, spring semester in mid-January, and summer programs in mid-June.

Program Staff:

Alejandra Gonzalez, HGSE Intern

Arianna Martinez, Mentorship Program Coordinating Intern

Ben Garcia, Student & Volunteer Coordinator

Salvador Sanchez, Program Director