BCSD Families Enjoy Day of Learning at CSUB

March 17, 2017 – The Bakersfield City School District’s (BCSD) Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department recently invited parents and their families to spend the day at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). The event, “College: Making it Happen,” was part of FACE’s Parent University curriculum and included a day of festivities and workshops with an educational emphasis on academic choices after high school. More than 300 parents and 400 students from BCSD attended the event.

The Keynote speaker of the day was Dr. Dwayne Cantrell, Associate Vice President for Student Access and Support Services at California State University, Northridge. He shared his story of academic difficulties in his early years, and how he overcame them to receive multiple bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree and a doctorate.

Parents and students attended workshops covering a variety of topics including Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities, Early Preparation for College, and Life Skills/Career Trends. Each course was specifically designed to educate families about academic and financial planning to ensure students have viable options after high school.
We thank CSUB for hosting us and all the families who took time out of their Saturday to attend this event.

BCSD students and parents ready for a day of fun and festivities.

Students and parents gathered in the CSUB gym to start the day.

Students from Chipman ready to start the day.

Ballet Folklorico group performs as part of the opening festivities.




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