The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is an academic preparation program established in 1976 by the University of California to expand postsecondary education opportunities for California’s educationally disadvantaged students. UCLA EAOP works with students to help them become competitively eligible applicants for college admission, going beyond minimum eligibility. EAOP works collaboratively with families, educators, schools, communities, and various campus departments to provide pre-college students with challenging academic enrichment activities to promote and cultivate a college-going culture. EAOP is one of the state’s most successful pre-collegiate student academic development programs. UCLA EAOP works with over 15,000 students in middle school and high school each year. This includes working with over 80 schools in 10 school districts. Since 1991, approximately 60% of EAOP seniors meet UC eligibility each year, 82% attend a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation and 62% attend a 4-year institution, with 25% attending a UC school. EAOP includes:
+ Middle School Program
+ High School Program
+ UCLA Bruin Buddy Volunteer Program
+ EAOP Parent Ambassador Program
Academic Enrichment Activities and Opportunities for Students include: Saturday Academies emphasizing math, critical reading, writing and analytical skills; PSAT, SAT Workshops; Career Workshops, Summer Residential Academic Boot Camps; Academic Advising/IAP Development; Mentoring; Tutorial Assistance and or Referral; Parent/Family Workshops; College Conferences, Concurrent Enrollment; Campus Visits; and Study Skills/Learning Tools Instruction.