About College Tribe
College Tribe is a STEMentoring organization that cultivates the character, scholarship and social capital of 3rd to 8th grade boys in Washington DC .
Our target is on 3rd to 8th grade boys in Ward 7 and 8 in D.C. Sixty percent of 8th graders in our target area vanish from the school system before starting 10th grade (CollegeandCareerConnections.org, June 2013.). Only 40% of youth who enter 9th grade graduate from high school; more than half who drop out do so during the 9th grade ("The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males–2012.”). Only 5% of Ward 7 and 8 youth who complete 9th grade go on to earn a college degree ("The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males–2012.”).
College Tribe has very specific outcomes that we strive for: Our 8th grade boys being accepted to a college prep high school and our 5th grade boys being accepted into a high performing middle school. Over the short term, we strive for:
At least 75% percent of our students achieve an average of 80% on their STEM tests
75% of student achieve at least a B in math.
75 % of the boys doubles the amount of careers and colleges they can name
Each student completes a Goals Statement
College Tribe Registered charity number 205508155