PROGRAM MISSION: Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) high school program prepares youth for post-secondary education by providing academic support, college access programming, personal guidance and empowering pathways to achieve their individual goals.

Each year PAT provides over 160 9th-12th grade students with college preparation through academic support, individual and group mentoring, decision making skills, recreational and enrichment activities, intensive college preparation classes, as well as quality instruction and resources. In addition to the work that takes place at HOLA, every year the program staff takes high school students to visit dozens of colleges and universities throughout California.

This past year, 59 PAT seniors graduated from high school and nearly all 59 of those students are now going to college! Cumulatively, over the last three years, HOLA has maintained a 100% graduation rate and almost all of those students matriculated to college.


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  • Calculus/Statistics Math Tutors: We are looking volunteers who have expertise in Calculus and Statistics to meet one on one with 1-2 students during homework time, 4:30-6:30pm. The commitment would be 1-2x/week.
  • Are you interested in mentoring a senior? Apply to me a mentor through our College Success program. Contact our College Success Program Director, Katerine Kouot
  • Career Speakers in the following fields: Engineering, Business, Environmental Science, Public Policy, Medicine, Lawyers

Please contact the High School Program Director, Marcela Saavedra


  • Rollable White Board x 2

  • Butcher Paper Rolls (variety in colors)

  • Graphing Calculators: TI-30XA (15)& TI-83 Plus (15)


College Access Programming


9th Grade & 10th Grade

Beginning in their freshman year, students receive academic support, access to enrichment classes, college counseling, college readiness curriculum and field trips.

11th Grade

Beginning in their junior year, students participate in career workshops and college knowledge sessions. Halfway through their junior year, students participate in rigorous SAT test prep courses and storytellers writing workshops in preparation for college applications essays.

12th Grade

The seniors are paired with mentors who help them navigate the college system,  select best-fit colleges & universities, and complete college applications. Seniors and their parents receive assistance with the completion of FAFSA and DREAM Act financial aid forms. In addition, the seniors receive programming about financial literacy, computer literacy, and college life transition.


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