The Youth Center at St. James
1325 Monterey Road
        South Pasadena, Ca
            (626) 799-6266

Parent Resources

Browse the following resources to familiarize yourself with the college application process. If you have suggestions or requests for parent workshop topics, please use the Contact form to let us know.
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Visit the Financial Aid section to learn about how to pay for college.