brothers and sisters conference 1 Skyline College concluded its African American Heritage Month with the second annual Brothers and Sisters Conference. The conference serves as a transitional and welcoming opportunity for African American high school students as they graduate and move on to college. The conference also strengthens Skyline College’s existing outreach efforts to increase the number of African American students on campus.

brothers and sisters conference 1This year’s theme was “It’s Your Time to Shine,” focusing on college success and how to navigate through the college system. The students experienced an engaging keynote speaker, participated in workshops, went on a campus tour showcasing our premiere CAA/CTE programs (Automotive, Cosmetology, and Respiratory Therapy), and lastly heard inspirational stories and important information from our student panel. The high schools that participated this year were:

  • Lowel High school
  • Jefferson High school
  • Oceana High School
  • Westmoor High School
  • El Camino High School
  • South City High School
  • Capuchino High School

Special thanks to all the Skyline College students, faculty, classified staff and administrators who helped make the conference memorable for the high school students and chaperones who attended.

Article by Kwame Thomas