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Summer Program Offers College Prep, Cultural Opportunities

June 30, 2014

Ninth, 10th- and 11th-grade students in Cal State Fullerton's Educational Talent Search Program are participating in three summer programs to learn more about leadership, the college application process and potential studies/career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Through one of the programs, 25 students are taking a two-unit college credit course on the "Geology of Orange County" through a partnership with Fullerton College's Engage in STEM program. The class continues through July 3.

Through the Tiger Woods Foundation's High School Academy Program, 30 students are taking part in hand-on STEM activities and a residential program at UCI, while another 40 students are developing leadership skills and preparing for the college application process. Both programs will be held the week of July 14.

"We took a different approach this summer and teamed up with several of our community partners to provide enrichment opportunities for our students," said Angel C. Hernandez, Educational Talent Search director.

The Educational Talent Search Program is designed to identify eligible high school students from the Anaheim, Katella, Magnolia and Savanna high schools who will enroll and succeed in high school, said Hernandez. The program offers academic advising, tutoring referrals, college prep workshops, financial aid advising and application assistance, career advising, postsecondary planning and selection, college entrance examination information and preparation, campus tours, cultural enrichment activities and parent information sessions for almost 600 students each year.

The program is funded by five-year $1.15 million U.S. Department of Education grant, of which $217,971 was awarded this year.

More information is available online.

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Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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