College is a big deal at KidWorks. For the past three years, every KidWorks senior has not only graduated on time but has also gone on to enroll in college or university. Visiting college campuses is a part of the formula for success.
Campus Crash is hosted every spring break; We visit college campus. All KidWorks high school students are invited. We learn about what it takes to get to college, what it’s like living on campus, among other things.
This year, 26 of our youth participated. We visited Cal State San Bernardino, California Baptist University, Cal State Los Angeles, and East Los Angeles Community College. We also got the special treat of visiting the Santa Ana Police Department.
It’s important for the youth to learn about different college systems and to visit different campuses so they get a better idea of what they want in a college campus.
Because of trips like these, students chose to apply to colleges out of their comfort zone.
For some seniors, it is their “make or break” deal; they get to visit a campus where they’ve been accepted.
- Daniela Valenzuela, College and Career Coordinator