career exposure

For students to learn about various career fields.

Aaron Price Fellows Program

Phone: 619-795-2005

Website: https://aaronpricefellows.org/

Eligibility: Must be admitted in the 9th grade, 3.0+ GPA

Description: The mission of the Aaron Price Fellows Program is to prepare a highly motivated and diverse group of San Diego public high school students to be responsible, engaged, and caring members of their community. Our goals are to teach Fellows about government, cultural, business, and non-profit institutions to illustrate their significance and relevance in their lives, expose Fellows to exciting career opportunities, and foster friendships between Fellows from diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.

Cardinals interact program

Phone: 619-795-2008

Website: http://cardinalsinteract.org/

Eligibility: Must be admitted in the 9th grade, 1.0+ GPA

Description: The Cardinals Interact Program is a partnership between Price Philanthropies, San Diego Rotary Club 33, and Hoover High School. The program provides positive and supportive activities for Hoover students over three and a half year period, offering mentoring, college prep, career exposure, and scholarship services.

city heights weingart library

Phone: 619-641-6100

Website: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library

Eligibility: Free library services for all California residents.

Description: The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is the place for opportunity, discovery, and inspiration. Regularly, SDPL offers safe and inclusive spaces for studying and networking, relevant collections, dynamic programs and services, including a teen IDEA Labs, and internship opportunities. Due to COVID-19, the library is now closed but offers many free virtual services. A digital library card opens up access to our vast online library, research databases, tutoring, test prep, and more. The library now offers contactless pickup service, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. And join the City Heights Library's Facebook and Teen Instagram (@SDPLTeens), for book recommendations, virtual workshops, and more.

college avenue compact

Phone: 619-880-6845

Website: https://makingcollegepossible.org/

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative 3.0+ GPA in 9th-10th grade and/or an A-G GPA 3.0+ in 11th-12th grades and not be currently enrolled in any other college access program at Hoover.

Description: College Avenue Compact is a partnership with Price Philanthropies, San Diego Unified School District, and San Diego State University (SDSU) that offers Hoover students guaranteed admission to SDSU upon successfully completing the College Avenue Compact requirements. Students selected for the College Avenue Scholars program receive individual college mentoring, access to test preparation, and leadership opportunities. Student and family services will continue in a virtual setting for the 2020-2021 academic year.

FACES for the future

Phone: 619-980-0831

Website: https://sdhealthscholars.org/about-faces-for-the-future/

Eligibility: Only open to students in the Academy for Health and Healthier Communities. Students must begin with the new cohort.

Description: Rady Children's Hospital - FACES for the Future (FACES) prepares students for careers in health care through academic enhancement, professional/leadership development, wellness support, and career experience. Students' activities include guest speakers, workshops, hands-on skills clinics, college field trips, hospital, and community rotations, one-on-one mentoring, and leadership opportunities.

First gen scholars

Phone: 619-339-3308

Website: https://www.firstgenscholars.com/

Eligibility: Applications are available in the Spring before senior year. Students must have a 10-12 college GPA of 3.0 or above.

Description: First Gen Scholars provide superior support to underserved first-generation high school students in San Diego by navigating them through the college application process and mentor them throughout college towards a prosperous career.

imin/arc experience

Phone: 619-344-4500 x2303

Website: https://hoover.sandiegounified.org/student_life/asb_student_life/imin

Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: A youth development program offering daily tutoring, enrichment, and physical activities. IMIN also hosts tailgates and works with the Associated Student Body (ASB) to put on school events. Open daily, Room 304.

media arts center san diego

Phone: 619-230-1938

Website: https://mediaartscenter.org/youth-media-education

Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students who can commit to completing the program. Students will need an internet connection to participate. Video equipment and editing software are available for loan on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Description: Media Arts Center San Diego provides digital media tools and channels to create equitable and engaged communities. Students can intern and enroll in online video production training programs. "Hoover Voices" train students in video production, focused on creating short documentaries and video journalism pieces reporting on Hoover clubs and activities. Teen Producers Project + Speak City Heights train students in video production focused on creating short documentaries and video journalism pieces reporting on community events in City Heights. Internships provide training and job readiness in the field of media, graphic design, and video production.

Ocean Discovery Institute

Phone: 619-795-8365

Website: https://oceandiscoveryinstitute.org/

Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people to transform their lives, their community, and their world as science and conservation leaders. The Living Lab in City Heights provides continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people can unlock their potential (currently only open for food distribution service as a response to COVID). Hoover students can volunteer, participate in a fellowship, and explore careers in science.

Pro kids

Phone: 619-582-7884

Website: https://www.thefirstteesandiego.org/

Eligibility: Free programming for all Hoover students.

Description: Pro Kids promotes character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf. Through a unique set of programs that combine sport, study, and service, Pro Kids provides youth in grades 2-12 with equitable access to opportunities that will set them on the path to success in adulthood, with support and scholarship service for program alumni. Hoover students can get academic help, learn the sport of golf, participate in college visits and career workshops, complete community service, and receive assistance in applying for and paying for college and technical training.

reality changers

Phone: 619-516-2222

Website: https://realitychangers.org/

Eligibility: Free programming for all Hoover students.

Description: Reality Changers transforms students into college graduates, serving youth in grades 8-12 through two programs, College Town and College Apps Academy. College Town assists students in grades 8-11th in the following areas: leadership development, academic preparation, and college readiness. College Apps Academy guides and supports 12th-grade students through the entire admissions process, financial aid, and college survival skills.

SDSU Consensus Organizing Center, Step-Up Program

Phone: 619-594-4813

Website: https://consensus.sdsu.edu/programs-step-up/

Eligibility: Juniors, no GPA requirement

Description: Step-Up seeks to engage, educate, and empower high school juniors to achieve a post-secondary education and develop the practical skills needed to solve social problems in their neighborhoods. Students enroll in Introduction to Social Work at SDSU and complete 40 hours of community service in their neighborhoods, designed to allow students to practice the skills learned in the classroom and learn to see themselves as leaders of their communities.

SDSU Price Community scholars

Phone: 619-594-4813

Website: https://consensus.sdsu.edu/programs-step-up/

Eligibility: Juniors, no GPA requirement

Description: The Price Community Scholars program pairs SDSU students from City Heights with three 7th graders in the Hoover Cluster. The college students provide weekly tutoring and mentorship with the students from 7th through 10th grade in exchange for a four-year college scholarship. The program assists in building a community that enhances the path to higher education for both mentors and mentees through academic success, college awareness, cultural enrichment, and community service.

wahupa educational talent search

Phone: 619-663-8184

Website: https://www.wahupa.org/educational-talent-search-ets

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, not enrolled in another TRIO program (Talent Search, Upward Bound). Contact to learn more.

Description: Wahupa Educational Talent Search helps first-generation college students successfully complete high school education and obtain a college degree with financial aid. Program services include: academic and A-G course advising; college information/ application assistance; tutoring connection, SAT/ACT information; and financial aid information/ application assistance.