Cañada College Outreach Department organized the 2nd Annual College Day at Redwood High School, a continuation high school in Sequoia High School District. As part of the initiative to adopt Redwood High School, the College is working collaboratively to create a clear pathway for high school students to attend Cañada College. Dr. Jamillah Moore and Vice President of Student Services Manuel Alejandro Perez gave welcoming remarks to more than 150 9th-12th high school students with an inspiring message of community college inclusivity and accessibility for all. Both Dr. Moore and Dr. Perez shared their personal stories to motivate and promote higher education as a vehicle that has allowed them to accomplish their career and life goals. Other messages included, how Cañada College is here to support students as well as the many benefits of attending community college.
After welcoming remarks, Redwood High School students heard from current Cañada College students about their transition from high school to college. They shared important advice about how to navigate through college. After hearing from Cañada students,the high school students attended interactive workshops lead by Cañada’s Promise Scholars Program, STEM Center, EOPS and Business, Design & Workforce Division. These workshops provided students with information about how to pay for college, career exploration and how to benefit from student support programs such as EOPS, peer-mentoring and counseling services. The College plans to continue this model, expose high school students to community college opportunities and share the message, “from here you can go anywhere!”