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Upward Bound Channel Islands is a pre-college academic program designed to help students from Channel Islands High School with academic coursework, study skills enhancement and motivation necessary to complete high school and pursue higher education. Students are provided with tutoring and mentoring, advising, social and cultural enrichment, career and college counseling, and financial aid awareness.

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Are you a Dreamer?

CIDream is a high school DREAMer’s pathway to college. The pre-college program is free and open to students from the Oxnard area and  provides resources, tools and support for students who are fully committed to attending college.

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Become a Member

By joining LULAC Youth, you become part of a national organization led by students. It empowers young people to use their experiences and talents to succeed in school. Also, it creates new opportunities for growth and change by learning to become a leader, how to communicate better, and it opens new doors with other students and professional by getting involved in the community.

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CA LULAC State Convention

May 17-19, 2019: LULAC Youth from Channel Islands High School and Rio Mesa High School attended the 2019 CA LULAC Convention in Garden Grove. Students participated in leadership building skills, advocacy training, and more. Two students form District 17 Ventura County were elected to the CA LULAC Youth Board. Barbara Perez from Rio Mesa HS was elected President, and Pedro Calderon from Channel Islands HS was elected Treasurer.




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Careers in Energy encourages students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field careers, specifically those in the energy industry. Students interact with local energy employees of similar backgrounds to learn how excelling in STEM studies can lead to high paying and fulfilling careers. Since its inception in 2016, the Careers in Energy program has interacted with more than 11,000 students from communities across California.


Here We Go! Washington DC


Congratulations are in order to Karen Melendez and Brian Navarette from Channel Islands High School and Sarahy Torres and Barbara Perez from Rio Mesa High School for being selected to participate in the 2018 LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar this month. The four students are among 50 high school students from throughout the country who were selected to attend the Seminar to undergo leadership building skills, advocacy training, and to visit with Members of Congress face-to-face and other legislators who govern our states. This is a very special honor for our deserving students.



Upward Bound Summer Academy


Channel Islands High School students begin their journey to higher education with the Upward Bound Summer Academy at California State University, Channel Islands


California LULAC Convention

Engaging conversation on cultural awareness and changing the world with Carmen Perez, Co-Chair of the Women’s March and students from California State University Northridge, Chican@ Studies at the 2018 California LULAC Convention in Riverside, CA.



First time away from home educational trip for many Upward Bound and CIDream Students with a visit to Arizona State UniversityTempe and career workshops at the LULAC National Convention, Phoenix, AZ

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