• PAYS TAs and students discuss the topic of education in their 11th grade Critical Inquiry course with Politics Professor David Menefee-Libey.
    PAYS TAs and students discuss the topic of education in their 11th grade Critical Inquiry course with Politics Professor David Menefee-Libey.
  • Andrea and Ciante (PAYS Class of 2014) work alongside Chemistry Professor Roberto Garza-López.
    Andrea and Ciante (PAYS Class of 2014) work alongside Chemistry Professor Roberto Garza-López.
  • Ivan Pineda, Diana Ramirez and their TA, Andres Garduño (PO' 15) go on a bike ride as part of their elective on cycling.
    Ivan Pineda, Diana Ramirez and their TA, Andres Garduño (PO' 15) go on a bike ride as part of their elective on cycling.
  • PAYS Seniors and PAYS alumna & TA, Kim Africa (PO' 15) pose during closing ceremony.
    PAYS Seniors and PAYS alumna & TA, Kim Africa (PO' 15) pose during closing ceremony.
  • PAYS TA, Andikan Archibong (PO' 17) is surrounded in a congratulatory hug by his TA group at the end of closing ceremony.
    PAYS TA, Andikan Archibong (PO' 17) is surrounded in a congratulatory hug by his TA group at the end of closing ceremony.

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The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) enrolls up to 90 local high school students and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities.  PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of courses, cultural events, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year.  PAYS serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education—students who are first in their family to attend college; from low income families; and are African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or part of other underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.