Imagine College: Pre-College Success Initiative

Imagine Success - A College Immersion Experience

Champlain College's pre-college and college success initiative, Imagine College, is designed to help create college access for underserved populations, help them continue to graduation and prepare them for a life of career and personal success where they can serve as agents of positive change in our community.

The program creates opportunities for students, staff and faculty to volunteer to ensure success of the initiative.

We focus on low-income students, students of color, New Americans and first-generation college students. Research has shown that these populations benefit greatly from different or extra assistance in navigating the college process and succeeding in college. On average, members of these groups tend to be less academically prepared for college.

The program exposes students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields in a fun and engaging way and helps them explore careers and build critical social and emotional competencies. Students leave seeing themselves as college students and committed to the college-access process. They receive periodic check-ins from their leaders as they continue their journey toward college.

Our goal is to attract 30 students in underserved populations from high schools, community partners, after-school programs and college-preparatory organizations.

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Students, staff and faculty interested in volunteering with Imagine College may contact Ame Lambert at or (802) 860-2784.

2016 Program Dates:

July 11-16

Applications for 2016 are now open! Apply Here

Imagine College Students on board the Spirit of Ethan Allen Lake Champlain Cruise

Student Leaders of the Imagine College Program

Imagine College Class of 2015

-Imagine College's Class of 2015