Connection to College (C2C), formally known as the Middle School Outreach Project (MSOP) was founded five years ago with the goal of exposing middle school students to college and careers at a young age. C2C also seeks to provide information about college and resources, including financial aid, to parents in order to foster and support their development as educational advocates for their child.
Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, the C2C team has worked closely with a group of approximately eighty students currently in eighth through twelfth grades from Parkway Heights Middle School and South San Francisco High School.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Skyline College welcomed our forty participating middle school students and staff from Parkway Heights Middle School for the fifth annual C2C Student Conference.
During the conference, students toured the campus and visited our various CTE labs, including surgical technology, cosmetology, and automotive technology. They also had the opportunity to experience a college class firsthand and attended a financial aid presentation led by Jenny Yang.
The conference concluded with a dynamic college panel comprised of current and former Skyline College students who eagerly shared their personal experiences in college and offered words of encouragements for our middle schoolers.
The conference was a tremendous success, which served to instill motivation and the desire to attend college among participants.
Article by Jessica Lopez