On Friday, April 22nd, Skyline College hosted our third KinderCaminata event with over 150 kindergarten students and 50 teachers and parents from Skyline Elementary and Buri Buri Elementary Schools. Upon their arrival to campus, students were greeted by Skyline College staff members, representing different characters from the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out. Campus Recruiter, Lauren Ford, addressed students, teachers, and family members with an energizing welcome.
Adorned in their “Skyline College Kinder” t-shirts, students were escorted to multiple stations across campus to interact with a variety of different activities. Students were able to engage with our Skyline College Public Safety Department and San Bruno Emergency Services teams, Respiratory Therapy, Cosmetology, Music, and Kinesiology Departments lead by Skyline College faculty, staff, and students. The event ended with lunch and a fun dance party as students waited to board their buses.
The success of the event was due in large part to the assistance and support of the following individuals: Claudia Acevedo, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Gretel Barreto, Grace Beltran, Kristina Brower, Tony Brunicardi, Martina Center, Belinda Chan, Jeremy Evangelista, Vitoria Goncalves, Monique Hernandez, Rick Hough, Eric Imahara, Roger Marcelo, Golda Margate, Will Minnich, Diala Mudawar, Kristy Nguyen, Jude Navari, Carmen Richardson, Kennya Ruiz, Brittney Sneed, Marisa Thigpen, Heather Thornton, Kat Tshifunda, Jim Vangele, Alina Varona. Thank you to San Bruno Fire Department, San Bruno Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and AMR Medical Transportation for spending time and interacting with students. KinderCaminata was organized by Lauren Ford.
A special thank you to Trustee Karen Schwarz, Vice Chancellor Kathy Blackwell, for joining us. This event would not have been possible without the support of the President’s Innovation Fund at Skyline College.
Article by Lauren Ford | Photos by William Nacouzi