i.am College Track Center Grand Opening
On October 15, 2013, will.i.am and College Track unveiled a unique, state of the art after-school facility in Boyle Heights, proudly serving the students of Roosevelt High School.
College Track is a national college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dream of a college degree. The new i.am College Track Boyle Heights center serves over 100 Roosevelt High School students, who receive academic and mentoring support starting in their freshman year of high school through their college graduation.
Participating students at i.am College Track have the opportunity to learn a variety of topics including Chinese culture and language, robotics, competitive math, photography, songwriting, spoken word, Chicano studies, advanced vocabulary and literature studies. The after-school program is designed to help students from underserved communities who are motivated to earn a college degree but lack the resources and support they need to do so.