Education for “All” Starts with Opportunity. The VBC program is generously supported
by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Now entering its eighth year of providing a free first year of college to local high
school graduates entering college, the Valley-Bound Commitment Program at San Bernardino
Valley College included 230 students in 2015-2016. What began as a pilot program for
31 students in 2008 has blossomed into an award-winning program that has led to greater
levels of student success for hundreds of Inland Empire residents. Since its inception
in 2008, participants in the Valley-Bound Commitment (VBC) have achieved higher grades
than their peers, continue their education beyond their first year at a higher rate
than typical students, transferred to four-year colleges throughout California, and
even spoken at Commencement ceremonies. In summary, the program is aimed at removing
all economic barriers to the first year of college while providing critical guidance
and support that is essential to continue striving towards individual educational
and career goals.
The following high schools are eligible for the Valley–Bound Commitment 2016-2017:
- Arroyo Valley
- San Gorgonio
- San Bernardino
- Big Bear
- Rim of the World
- Indian Springs
- Grand Terrace
If you are interested in the Valley-Bound Commitment Program, please click here for the Valley-Bound Commitment application.
For more information on this exciting program, please contact Johnny Conley at 909-384-8988