Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Hispanic/Latino students pursuing postsecondary education is too low. Central Coast High School is an alternative School which provides students with a second chance in the path to graduation. The program to be held in this agency is an outreach program to educate and provide information for students about the importance of going to college. Another purpose is to encourage students to apply for college and explain the different types of financial aid available for them. The expected outcome of this program is to have about 75% of the twelve-grade level students invited to be present and participate. The implementation will be an outreach program for the students and hold the program in the school’s cafeteria. Students were notified to bring in the required paperwork to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply at the site with the help of staff from the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC). The important results were the number of students who showed up to receive information and applied for FAFSA. Recommendations for Central Coast High School is to have better communication among their faculty for a better outcome in future programs. With the support of teachers, students might feel more comfortable and engaged to receive information, pay attention, and participate.