Be Your Best

Be Your Best College Prep Academy

The Be Your Best College Prep Academy is a free program for teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. At Be Your Best, students have the opportunity to prepare for college by taking pre-college Math, Reading, Writing, and Career Planning. Students receive guidance and support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors and tutors. Students will also benefit from the educational seminars designed for college success and participate in fun leadership, volunteer activities and field trips throughout the summer.

The Be Your Best College Prep Academy is made possible through the continued generous support from The Hormel Foundation, Alliance for Educational Equity and the Riverland Community College Foundation.

Graduates of Be Your Best have:

  • Improved in reading, writing, math, communication, and study skills
  • Increased confidence, leadership skills and motivation for college
  • Developed education and career plans
  • Experienced college life and are able to access campus resources
  • Become involved in their community and made many new friends!

For more information, check out the Be Your Best Brochure


Yesenia Mendoza
Multicultural Coordinator
Student Affairs Office
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Office: 507-433-0644
Fax:  507-433-0359  

Edel Fernandez 
Multicultural Advisor
Student Affairs Office
965 Alexander Drive SE
Owatonna, MN
Office: 507-379-3366

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