Writing, Counseling, Mentoring
PUENTE Students Earn Leo Awards
PUENTE Students Volunteer
The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors for future generations.
Puente students work with a specialized Puente counselor who provides academic advising, helps prepare them for college admission, introduces them to career opportunities, and stays connected to them throughout high school.
Puente students take college preparatory English classes in the 9th and 10th grades that integrate Latino and multicultural literature into the district’s core curriculum.
Puente students engage in leadership and cultural activities.
Puente students visit a range of colleges and universities.
In 2017-2018, 80% of Puente graduates enrolled in two and four-year colleges, compared to 46% of California public high school graduates statewide.