Mission & Core Values

The foundation of everything we do involves creating possibility and opportunity for our students.

Mission & Core Values

The foundation of everything we do involves creating possibility and opportunity for our students.

Our Dream

The mission of Bridge the Gap College Prep is to provide comprehensive educational, social, and emotional support with the goal that every Marin City youth completes high school and graduates from college.

Research continues to demonstrate that the most powerful way for under-resourced and first-generation students to achieve a lifetime of increased opportunity and earnings is through higher education. It can be a game changer. 

We believe that education strengthens and gives voice to our most vulnerable communities.

We Believe

Our core values and educational philosophy center around the belief that every child deserves the chance to graduate from college.

Our core values and educational philosophy center around the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in school and pursue a college education:  

  • Education is the greatest equalizer in closing opportunity and achievement gaps.
  • With thoughtful and intensive support, all Marin City students can achieve the bright and successful futures of their dreams.
  • Instilling an expectation of college completion throughout all levels of our programming is vitally important.
  • Personal connection is a powerful force, and we strive to create close ties between students and their schools, teachers, and tutors.
  • Collaborating with community partners leads to a greater collective impact for Marin City youth.