College Bound Sisters is a program designed
to help girls achieve the following goals:
- Avoid pregnancy
- Graduate from high school
- Enroll in college
Younger sisters of teen mothers are at risk for unplanned pregnancy. The College
Bound Sisters Program is designed for them. Two
groups of girls (ages 12-14 and 15-18) meet seperately each week for 1.5 hours with adult leaders. Meetings are held on the campus
of UNCG in the School of Nursing and feature food, fun, fellowship, and education. Guest speakers, campus field trips, demonstrations, and an assortment of
media covering a wide variety of topics help the program achieve its goals. In addition,
quarterly meetings are held with parents of the program participants. These meetings
provide a forum for discussion of issues related to adolescent girls.
College Bound Sisters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Any
donations given to the program are tax deductable.
A girl is eligible for CBS if she
- Is between the ages of 12-16
- Has a sister who had a baby before age 18
- Has never been pregnant
- Wants to attend college
- Is willing to attend a 1.5 hour meeting each week at UNCG
Each member who attends the meetings, is not pregnant, and is still in school has $7.00 placed in her college fund weekly. The money is relased upon enrollment in college.
Members receive $5.00 transportation expenses when they attend a meeting. Other incentives are offered at intervals to encourage girls to stay in school and to continue participation in the program.