Marin City After-School Program Supports Students’ Emotional, Academic Growth

Located on the bottom floor of a housing project in one of the wealthiest counties in the country, a small after-school program is helping low-income students flourish.

Without activities, such as sports or the arts, that typically attract students to after-school programs, Bridge the Gap College Prep draws them in by offering one-on-one academic and emotional support. The program, which operates out of the Golden Gate Village housing project serves about 130 primarily low-income students, close to 40 percent of the students who attend public schools in Marin City, an unincorporated city of 4,000 in Marin County.

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