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10,000 Degrees held its annual free College Opportunities and High School Readiness summits (above and left) this month at College of Marin in Kentfield. Photos courtesy of 10,000 Degrees

  10,000 Degrees, a San Rafael-based organization dedicated to empowering students to enter and graduate college in Marin and seven other Bay Area counties, held its annual College Opportunities Summit Aug. 1 and its High School Readiness Summit on Aug. 3. Both events were free and took place at College of Marin in Kentfield. 

    The College Opportunities Summit focused on supporting Marin County college-bound high school students from low-income backgrounds. The one-day event was designed to help students tackle college-related concerns, understand the college admissions process and gain the necessary tools to enter and successfully complete college. The event is part of a summer series that 10,000 Degrees has held at five other partner colleges across the Bay Area.

   The High School Readiness Summit, an early college and career summer program designed to prepare rising ninth-grade students in Marin County for high school success, provides an opportunity for students to grow skills in their everyday life, including advocacy. Additionally, students received information on resources at their high school campus, and programs and services offered at 10,000 Degrees to support their educational journey. 

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