Founded in 1981, 10,000 Degrees has expanded to eight Bay Area counties serving more than 12,000 high school and college students each year. In 2019, we launched our College Access and Success programs in Napa County. Our local impact includes near-peer mentoring, financial aid advising, scholarships, and college matriculation support at six high schools—American Canyon, Valley Oak, Napa High, Vintage High, New Tech High, Calistoga Junior/Senior High. Our growing high school presence resulted in more scholarships awarded to Napa Valley College students than previous years.
High School Students Served Annually
Scholarships in FY23
American Canyon High
Calistoga Junior/Senior High
Valley Oak High
New Tech High
Napa Valley College
The Opportunity in Napa County
Meaningful change. Lasting impact.
As a world-renowned wine region and luxury destination, Napa County’s economy is driven by a multigenerational immigrant workforce. Families have overcome unimaginable hardships to build a better life for their children and give them access to higher education. The college dream remains out of reach for many Napa high school students, as the troubling statistics at right demonstrate.
10,000 Degrees works to change that. We are committed to increasing student applications for free financial aid at our partner schools, and helping more socioeconomically disadvantaged students in Napa County get into college, persist in college—and graduate with their degree. That’s our promise.
What we do: We work directly with Napa County students from low-income backgrounds to:
- Foster a college-going culture
- Introduce 2- and 4-year college pathway options
- Assist students with college applications and enrollment
- Help students apply for and manage free financial aid (FAFSA & CA Dream Act)
- Provide scholarships and near-peer mentoring to successfully navigate the entire college journey
- Offer community college transfer support
- and more!
Our support extends to, through, and beyond college: We offer paid internships and career development opportunities through our local business partners.
Your gift to 10,000 Degrees will allow us to help more Napa students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college and career dreams.
What our partners, students, alumni, and staff have to say about 10,000 Degrees
Regional Leadership Team
Chief Strategy Officer
Napa Regional Office
3299 Claremont Way #2
Napa, CA 94558
Napa Advisory Board
Deborah Goldman, Chair
Manbin Khaira Monteverdi