Welcome to I AM!
September 9, 2016 
Hello Students and Mentors!
    We are excited to begin working with you for the 2016-2017 academic year! 
The I AM program has officially started which means there is a lot to do as we approach deadlines for college admissions. The next couple of months will be busy as the CSU and UC applications are due on November 30.
On Saturday, September 17, we will host a Personal Statement Workshop at USC; on Monday, October 3rd,  we will have a fieldtrip to UCR and CSULA. F or more details on both events, please read bellow.

During the fall, we will have a few more weekend college application workshops at USC. The purpose of these workshops is to help you with your applications, so take advantage of these opportunities!
We know that you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as you start preparing for the college admissions process but know that the I AM program will help you along the way and provide you with important information as well as support. We want you to be able to enjoy your senior year but we will also make sure you stay on track to get into college and graduate from high school!
STUDENTS--It was a pleasure meeting with you over these last couple of weeks. We are really looking forward to working with you this year; your mentors are all excited to meet with you very soon. Please read through the newsletter so you do not miss any important deadlines.
MENTORS--Thank you again for volunteering to take part in this journey with your student(s). They will greatly benefit from your knowledge and support.
All the best,
I AM Staff
What's New?
  • Scholarships
  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • I AM Field Trip to CSULA and UC Riverside 
  • Spotlight on:
    • The Personal Statement
    • The Common App Mobile Applicatio
    • A Dream's Guide to College Funds
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Scholarship Highlight
College Jumstart Scholarship
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: October 2, 2016

I AM Personal Statement Workshop
Have you started writing your personal statement for the UC application? Do you need help rewriting it or need someone to help edit it?  If so, please join us for a workshop on the UC Personal Statement. For those of you who are RSVP'd, please let us know if you will be attending this workshop. There are other students in our waiting list who would like to attend, if you cannot make it. 

Here are the workshop's details: 

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Where: KOH 208
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

I AM Personal Statement Workshop
On Monday October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us on our I AM field-trip to UCR and CSULA. Transportation and food will be provided. LAUSD has the day off, so make the most out of your day and come to check out both schools with us! 

Where to meet: USC campus. More details will be provided once you sign up. 

When: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Personal Statement
The Common Application Launches Its First Mobile App: Common App onTrack
A Dreamer's Guide to College Funds
The personal statement is a critical aspect of your UC application. Make sure to read this article to find out more useful information in writing your personal statement.

As students, teachers, counselors, and parents focus on college application deadlines, The Common Application has been dedicated to designing and delivering  new tools  to support everyone engaged in the admissions process. Now, students may  download the free app , Common App onTrack, to keep track of their application progress and ahead of each college deadline. 

Helping undocumented students find scholarship opportunities  through a mobile app. 

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