This past Friday, I had the great experience in working with young adolescents from Cesar Chavez Middle School. They visited CMU’s campus through the College 101 program that has been established by Dr. Paul Hernandez, a professor here at CMU. This program is designed to give at-risk students a chance at experience a college campus first hand, explore the many majors that are available, and interact with college students and ask questions about their own experiences. This program encourages students who think they do not amount to anything in life to continue their education, not only though high school but onto college as well.
I absolutely loved this experience. I was able to interact with young adolescents, learn their backgrounds, connect with them, and overall become a mentor that inspires them to graduate from high school and attend college.