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Our college readiness programs and individualized support with college  and financial aid applications help students achieve academic success, secure admission to a college best suited to their financial and academic needs and persist to a college degree.



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Get involved by working with our Student Athletes from over seven different teams in our reading programs, academic tutoring, and Cooney College Center.

Mentor Picnic Laila Issa and Jen Lotz 2023


Our adult mentors partner with our college students and graduates to provide support and advice through the demanding college years.

Latest From Destination: College


MV Football

Monday 3:15-4:15, Room 255
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MV Volleyball

Monday 3:15-4:15, Room 108
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MV Boys Basketball

Tuesday 3:00-4:00, Room 122
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Cooney College Center

Tuesday 3:15-4:45, MVHS Library
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MV Girls Soccer

Wednesday 3:15-4:15, Room 108
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MV Boys Soccer

Wednesday, 3:15-4:15, Room 108
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Cooney College Center

Thursdays 3:15-4:45, MVHS Library
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Jun 13 2023

Mentor Picnic

A great time was had by all at the Destination: College Mentor Picnic, held on May 24, 2023, ...



"Thank you so much! I appreciate everything  everyone in dc have done for me these past few months
I know for a fact I wouldn't have been so successful in my college process if it wasn't for you guys and I'm just grateful to have been part of such an amazing program
Have a great summer you too!"

Fatima Davila

"Thank you so much for the Jeff Cooney Memorial Scholarship! I am beyond grateful for all that Destination College has provided and edified me with over the past nearly three years. This program has been extremely beneficial not only to me but to countless low-income, first-generation, and minority students in the city of Mount Vernon. Once again, thank you and I hope this small token of my immense gratitude finds you well. Have a lovely day! 🙂"


 "I just wanted to let you know that I did it ! All the kicking and fussing led me to this moment and destination college helped make it all possible. Thank you , and I hope you're doing well. "

Jahee Davenport

Students Served


Student Athletes served across all DC High School and College programs.

Scholarships Awarded


Merit Based Scholarships awarded to Class of 2022 graduates by Colleges and Universities.

Students Enrolled


Student Athletes enrolled in College immediately after High School in 2022.