Eggs, Bacon, and a Side of Info: High School Partners Breakfast a Success!

High school breakfastOn Thursday, September 29, 2016, Skyline College hosted the fall High School Partner’s Breakfast.  High school principals, high school counselors, transition specialists, and community program directors from locations within San Mateo County, San Francisco, and Treasure Island, made up the 29 attendees of the breakfast.

During the interactive breakfast, attendees were asked to share their thoughts and opinions of community colleges in order to create an open dialogue to start the meeting.  Afterwards members of the Skyline College community provided updates on programs and services that most impact high school students in order to combat some of the misconceptions of success in community college and answer questions that attendees may have had.  Will Minnich shared information on the Promise Scholarship, concurrent enrollment, and Skyline College PREP.  Jenny Yang shared vital information on financial aid updates.  Melissa Matthews shared information on alternative assessment and the new Counselor Liaison Program and provided insights and resourceful information regarding the Disability Resource Center.  Finally, Michael Stokes provided exciting information on the JumpStart and Summer Scholars Institute Program.

Attendees ended the meeting by participating in a “Share Your Woo!” activity in which they read off Skyline College accolades that highlight some of our proudest moments and programs as a campus.  The Outreach Office plans to host a follow up breakfast in Spring 2017 in order to continually keep our high school partners abreast of the great programs and services that are available to their students!

Thank you to Dean Lasana Hotep, Dean Dr. Tammy Robinson, Alina Varona of the Career Advancement Academy, and Matthew Ledesma of the Counseling Division, for joining us for this breakfast and participating in the discussions.

Article by Lauren Ford | Photo by William Nacouzi