KinderCaminata StudentsOn Wednesday, April 29, Skyline College welcomed 200 Kindergartners and 100 parents as the institutional held its second KinderCaminata event.  This event in collaboration with the South San Francisco Unified School District provided activities for students throughout the morning.  Students from Skyline Elementary and Buri Buri Elemntary schools were greeted by Skyline College staff, faculty and students as they drove onto campus. Interim TRIO Director Nate Nevado introduced Dr. Stanback Stroud, President, and she welcomed the students to the campus with an inspirational welcoming speech.

Students, dressed in Skyline College “Kinder” shirts carrying backpacks filled with coloring books and pencils then participated in a host of activities at different locations throughout campus.  Many thanks to Skyline College Public Safety, the Skyline College Automotive Program, Allied Health, Cosmetology and Early Childhood Education programs for their fun-filled activities and exercises for the students.  The event concluded with lunch and students left on buses going back to their respective schools.

This successful event was coordinated by Florentino Ubungen, Outreach Coordinator and Adriana Armas, Staff Assistant, Enrollment Services.  In addition, over 60 Skyline College staff, faculty and students volunteered their time and created a wonderful experience for the students, teachers and families.  A special thanks to Joe Morello, Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance for the use of the gymnasium and Facilities for preparing the buildings for our visitors.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the President’s Innovation Fund at Skyline College.

Article by Florentino Ubungen | Photos by Maryam Ali