Approximately 90 kindergarten students from Riverbank Elementary School in West Sacramento, as well as junior high and high school students from area schools, attended a special “Kinders Go to College” event Friday, May 22 at SCC’s West Sacramento Center. The students were treated to a number of special college “classes” (15 minute workshops) in fields such as dental assisting and hygiene, nursing, art, personal finance, and robotics.
“We need to increase the college-going rate in West Sacramento and Yolo County,” said Art Pimentel, Dean of SCC’s West Sacramento Center. “The earlier we start the process of getting students to know about college, the better we do at getting them here when the time is right.”
Sacramento City College partnered with the Yolo County Office of Education on this unique program.
In addition to the classes, students received a special T-shirt honoring them as the high school Class of 2027, a backpack and other goodies from SCC and the Yolo County education office.