CSU Super Saturday College Fair: A Day of Fun, Learning and Discovery
Hundreds of students, parents and mentors learned how to prepare and apply to campuses of the California State University system during the CSU Super Saturday College Fair on Aug. 21.
Organized by the CSU Chancellor's Office African American Initiative and hosted at California State University, Dominguez Hills, the multicultural event was free to middle and high school students and their parents or accompanying adults.
Groups and Families
Students came in groups of five to 20 members led by school or community mentors, or as a family, often including both parents, younger siblings, nieces and nephews.
Bobbi McDaniel, director of the Upward Bound program at Los Angeles Valley College, led a group of 20 seniors from the San Fernando Valley who are enrolled at Grant High School and Van Nuys High School. “Our students are 95 percent Latino,” she said. “They are preparing to go to college and have scored 1390 or better in the SAT.”
Chino Hills’ residents Patrick Chung and wife Rebecca were there with their children, Vickie, 16, Calvin, 13, and Ariel, 3 years old. “We want to learn how to apply for college here,” Rebecca said. "We went to college in another country and don’t know the system here very well.” They learned about the event while navigating a CSU website.
Veronica Wheatley led a group of eight female students, ages 12 to 18, who attend several schools in Los Angeles County but all belong to the Making Choices Mentoring Program in Carson.