Take a look back at the highlights and successes of the Huckleberry ACE (Access to College Equity) Academy in our 10th Anniversary Retrospective.
Where Are They Now?
Meet the ACE Academy staff and read all of the latest updates on the program in the July 2021 edition of the ACE Academy newsletter! Full copy may be found here.
About Huckleberry ACE (Access to College Equity) Academy
The Huckleberry ACE Academy is a college and career access program located in Marin County that prepares first generation college students for post-secondary education. Students join the program in their first years of high school and continue in the program through their transition to college.
Program Components Include:
- Internship placements
- Academic guidance and tutoring
- SAT/ACT preparation
- College tours
- Academic case management
- Assistance with college applications, as well as scholarship and financial aid applications
- Parent education and support
Internships and Career Development
Career exploration and exposure are woven into every year of Huckleberry ACE. In addition to meeting a wide variety of professionals during group workshops and field trips, Huckleberry ACE provides each student with an internship opportunity in a field of their interest. Through Huckleberry’s strong partnerships with Bay Area clinics, hospitals, and growing partnerships in other sectors, Huckleberry ACE matches each student with a high quality placement.
Internship sites have included: Aging Parents, Balboa Teen Health Center, Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area, Center for Domestic Peace, Center for Young Women’s Development, Ceres/Whistlestop, the Clincal Lab Department at UCSF Medical Center, Lift/LEVANTATE, Third Street Youth Clinic, Valencia Health Services, Marin Community Clinic, Kaiser Permanente’s KP LAUNCH Program, and Marin General Hospital.
Exposing youth to a wide range of post-secondary education options is a big component of Huckleberry ACE. Students are taken on field trips to a variety of college campuses to give them a glimpse of what life in college may be like. They also take part in hands-on activities while on the tours. Oftentimes, the college tour guides are Huckleberry ACE alumni!
Huckleberry ACE Academy Alumni are attending: