(Orange, CA)— Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is set to host the seventh annual Foster Youth College Fair in partnership with Orange County Department of Education, Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Santiago Canyon College is located at 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869.
Event check-in will be located in front of the “H” building from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Activities and presentations will be sprinkled throughout the campus. Participants will proceed from the “H” Building to the “S” Building to the Lorenzo A. Ramirez Library and conclude with the “E” Building.
The morning will get underway with a free breakfast for all participants. The Honorable Maria Hernandez, Juvenile Court presiding judge, Superior Court of Orange County, will provide the keynote address. Foster youth currently attending college will be available to answer questions. Representatives from the UCs, the Cal States, and community colleges are expected to be on hand to discuss programs offered at their respective institutions. College-bound foster youth can explore career and college options at the resource fair. Opportunity drawings will occur throughout the event. A tour of SCC is also available for those who want to visit the college campus.
“This event is significant in that it is paramount to the future of this special population. Our foster youth are too often invisible as a result of the systems created for them without their input,” said Loretta Jordan, SCC associate dean of student development. “Consequently, it is incumbent of us, the educators, to ensure our communities are aware of the needs of these youth and how best to support and alter their destinies by moving the needle of their life’s barometer. An event such as this is a step in the direction of change.”
Current foster youth, ages 12-19, and their caregivers are welcome to attend this free event. To register, visit http://fosteryouthcollegeandcareerfair2016.eventbrite.com/. The last day to register is Saturday, February 20; walk-ins are welcome.
If you have any questions about this college fair, contact Rosa Alvarez at 714-668-7821 or Loretta Jordan at 714-628-4933.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult—and senior—in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit http://www.sccollege.edu to learn more.
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