A Virtual Boot Camp for High School Seniors and Community College Transfer Students
Get the tools and tips necessary to enter a four-year college or university at this virtual boot camp. Workshop topics include everything from understanding and navigating the College Admission Process to college life expectations, financial aid and more. The Black, Brown and College Bound workshop is free and open to all, so register today.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
hosted on Zoom



  • Registration is NOW OPEN

  • Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Registration is open to all high school students (even though its focus is juniors and seniors), community college transfer students and parents/guardians





Thank you to our 2020 workshop Sponsors, Supporters and Partner Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Beta Omega Chapter

  • Arizona Community Foundation

  • City of Phoenix

  • College Depot

  • The Leadership Consortium

  • The Links Incorporated, Phoenix Chapter

  • Mesa Community College

  • My Brother's Keeper Phoenix

  • Phoenix AKARAMA Foundation

  • Phoenix College

  • South Mountain Community College

  • Top Ladies of Distinction



Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Antionette Farmer-Thompson

Deputy Vice-President, Educational Outreach & Student Services, Arizona State University

#CAP (College Admissions Process) Presentation:

Mrs. Sandra Jenkins

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,

Delta Beta Omega Chapter

Your Mind Matters Presentation:

Dr. Sharon Thompson

The Links, Incorporated, Phoenix Chapter


Dr. Kira Gatewood

Director of Staff Operations & Student Services at Barrett,

The Honors College at Arizona State  University


Mrs. Kristina Scott

Dean of Student Retention,

Estrella Mountain Community College


Mrs. Monica Margaillan

Community Outreach Coordinator,

Mesa Community College


Mrs. Judy Reno

College Depot Director, Phoenix Public Library


Mr. Robert Olmos

College Access Advisor, College Depot, Phoenix Public Library


Dr. Eula Saxon Dean

Chair, Black, Brown & College Bound Boot Camp


Mr. Michael Kelly

Co-Founder, Black, Brown & College Bound Boot Camp

Mrs. Shawn E. Gear

President, Phoenix AKARAMA Foundation and

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,

Delta Beta Omega Chapter




In preparation for your college journey

we've created a quick quiz to see

where you are and what areas

you need help with.

Please click on the image to take the quiz.

Completing this quiz will earn you the opportunity to WIN GIFT CARD PRIZES!

BBCB Partnership Statement: Mr. Marcelino Quinonez

Director of Outreach and Partnerships, Access ASU

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Workshop: Social Justice Matters

with Mrs. Monica Margaillan and Professor Rod Golden

Student Presentation: Isabella Watkins

Presentation: Black Brains Matter

Student Presentation: Soniyah Robinson

Video Resource: 10 ACT Prep Tips, Tricks & Strategies

College Depot: Scholarships and Financial Aid

College Depot: Scholarships and Financial Aid

(in Spanish)

College Depot: Essay Essentials

College Depot: Test Prep Essentials


Phone 877-252-1908



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Post Office Box 64971

Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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The AKARAMA Foundation does not discriminate in its educational service programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  The AKARAMA Foundation will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.