Our MyCollegeTrek Program provides college and career prep activities for teens ages 13+. All activities are at no cost thanks to our donors. See the descriptions below.
Students in grades 8-12 create plans for high school success and college admissions at biweekly meetings with our college and career advisors. Seniors can receive help completing college admissions, scholarship and financial aid applications, and choosing schools and majors. Click here for more info.
Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship Fund
Click here to apply for the Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate college students.
AKA Sorority, Inc. College Admissions Process (CAP) Workshop Flyer
High school boys and girls in grades 9-12 can attend monthly workshops with AKA sorors helping students prepare for college admissions. The workshops are held on Zoom on the first Fridays, 6-7:30pm.
College Applications Night for High School Seniors Flyer
Help is available for high school seniors to prepare essays and other documents needed to submit with your college applications and to choose colleges, majors and careers. Mentors provided by the Southern California Council on Black American Affairs (www.sccbaa.org). Parents are welcome to attend.
Teen Talk with iMentor Flyer
Held weekly on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, on Zoom with Rick McGregor, executive director of iMentor. Teens discuss an array of topics from gang prevention to cyberbullying and human trafficking.
Girl Talk, Real Talk Flyer
A safe space for real talk without shame, blame or game. Open to young lades 13+. Presented in partnership with Positive Results Center and California Black Women's Health Project. Facilitated by Kandee Lewis, executive director of Positive Results Center. Held biweekly on Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm.
Internships for Teen Helpers and College Students
Wooten students ages 14 and up can receive job experience and mentoring as Teen Helpers or College Interns serving as volunteers or paid interns through one of our employment partners (Brotherhood Crusade, Hire LA's Youth, Yo' Watts, California Workforce Development and the Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services). The youth work for and are paid by the employment agencies. Students are assigned to work at the center in areas based on their skills and interests. Click here for the contacts to apply for paid employment at the center.
SAT-prep Workshop Flyer
SAT-prep is on hold till further notice due to the pandemic. Free SAT-prep workshops are held to help high school students prepare for the SAT. The workshops provide instruction and practice in all four areas--reading/language, writing math, and the optional essay, plus strategies for a higher score. Study Groups with materials from the College Board are also included. Instruction is provided by Study Smart Tutors. Held offsite at locations including Loyola Marymount University.
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy is on hold till further notice due to the pandemic. JJJ is a "game" for teens discussing juvenile law and how to exercise your rights. Periodically includes discussions and role-playing with LAPD and other law enforcement. Developed by Attorney Lisa Thurau, founder and executive director of Strategies for Youth in Boston, and conducted at the center in partnership with iMentor, New Point Mentoring and Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches. For more information, go to www.strategiesforyouth.org.
College Fairs and Tours
Visits to college fairs and tours at local colleges are held annually. Locations are based on student interests.
Teen Job Shop Workshop
It's one thing to refer a teen to a job and another to ensure they know how to obtain one. Our Teen Job Shop provides practical hands-on experience creating resumes, completing applications and preparing for interviews and follow ups for summer or other jobs. Held in partnership with our youth employment partners.
Transfer and articulation system for California's public colleges and universities. Learn which classes at your community college can be accepted as credits when you transfer to a 4-year university here.
The California Student Aid Commission can help with paying for college through grants and scholarships that do not have to be paid back.
Complete your FAFSA application here.
"The Wooten Center has assisted me in going to college through their SAT-prep workshops and paying for college through their Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship. I will forever be eternally grateful for their guidance through my high school and college years."
Grace Nyenke, Wooten Alum / UC Merced, journalism student