MISSION: To enable a lifetime of career opportunities by significantly increasing the number of college graduates in the Central Valley.
Teachers and Schools: Apply for a Grant Now
We are thrilled to invest in classrooms and schools that need funding for guest speakers, field trips, college prep, music, art, health and wellness, or even books and supplies. Deadlines are soon. Apply now for one of our 2017–2018 classroom or schoolwide grants.
We award renewable college scholarships of up to $30,000 to eligible students. To date, we’ve awarded more than 2,000 college scholarships to students in the Central Valley. Once scholars enter college, a dedicated specialist provides continued support to ensure success.
Wonderful College Prep Program for Employees’ Children
Starting in the summer before ninth grade, we prepare kids for college with tutoring, college tours, parent workshops, ACT test prep and more. In 2017, more than 80% of students in the program were accepted to four-year colleges—an impressive increase worth celebrating.
Wonderful College Prep Academy – Delano
We are now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 school year at our free public charter school in Delano—ranked the #1 high school in Delano and among the top 3 in Kern County. Free transportation is provided for grades TK–12 across Kern County and Earlimart.
Wonderful College Prep Academy – Lost Hills
We are now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 school year for grades TK–4 and 6 in Lost Hills. Currently serving grades TK–2, Wonderful College Prep Academy is a free public charter school—where kids achieve at a higher level, and really love school.
Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep (Ag Prep)
Students earn an Associate of Science degree while in high school and prepare for high-tech Ag jobs. This free early college career pathway program will increase the college graduation rate, reduce unemployment, and infuse the Central Valley with a skilled workforce.
Wonderful Preschools –
Lost Hills and Avenal
Our full-day nationally accredited preschools, led by dedicated and caring teachers, provide children with a strong academic foundation. Our kids participate in hands-on learning in science, math and literacy. Health and wellness, music and art are taught every week year-round.