middle school conferenceThe 6th Annual Middle School Conference took place on Tuesday, December 12. With the primary goal of exposing middle school students to college, Skyline College hosted thirty eight middle school students at Skyline College.

The Herman@s Connection to College (C2C) program serves Latino and Latina youth starting in the 8th grade. The program works directly with students at Parkway Heights Middle School and South San Francisco High School. The program seeks to provide information about college and financial aid to students at a young age.

Students started their day with a light breakfast and a motivational welcome from Jorge Murillo, EOPS program coordinator, and former Hermano and Skyline College Puente student. Students then participated in a college panel with current Skyline College students where they heard about their personal experiences in college and offered words of encouragement. Counselors, Alberto Santellan and Suzanne Poma presented to the middle school students about college and played a fun game of BINGO. Madison Steele presented on financial aid and later in the day students enjoyed lunch, participated in a campus tour, and visited the soccer/track field.

The Middle School Conference would not have been possible without the support of Jorge Murillo, Alberto Santellan, Suzanne Poma, Madison Steele, CTE faculty, former Herman@s students, and student ambassadors. Students went home with a drawstring bag with school supplies inside. Thank you for your kind donations; Skyline College Bookstore, EOPS program and Financial Aid Department.

Article and Photo by Liliana Rivera

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