Access Programs

Access Programs are designed to promote academic excellence for middle and high school students and are conducted in partnership with the University of Puget Sound and Tacoma Public Schools.


The goals of the Access to College Initiative are to:

  • Provide exposure to college and thereby expand college opportunities for youth traditionally underrepresented in higher education;
  • Encourage academic persistence for participants of Access to College Initiative;
  • Offer comprehensive programs to Access to College Initiative participants involving a wide range of academic support, academic enrichment and college co-curricular experiences;
  • Encourage parent involvement in academic and college preparation programs.

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