News Release| EPIC; Cal State L.A.

Media Advisory: Friday, May 24, 2013

300 school children become ‘college students’ for a day

Local K-6th grade students take first steps onto a college campus

WHAT To motivate and get grade school students excited about going to college, schoolchildren from five Los Angeles Unified School District schools will have an opportunity to step foot on a college campus for the first time Friday, May 24, during “Cal State L.A., Here We Come!“ The event will introduce the 300 elementary students to what it is like to be “college students” for a day.

MORE: The visit is the culmination of the Cal State L.A. Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC) program’s America Reads/America Counts program, in which CSULA students provide academic assistance at the schools to children whose achievement levels are below standard.

WHO: The kindergarten through sixth-grade students will come from the following Los Angeles schools:

99th Street Elementary, 9900 S. Wadsworth St., 90002

Ann Elementary, 126 E. Bloom St., 90012

Anton Elementary, 438 N. Brannick Ave., 90063

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary, 4010 E. Ramboz Dr., 90063

Huntington Dr. Elementary, 435 N. Huntington Dr., 90032

 WHEN: Friday, May 24, 2013, 9:30 a.m.-1 :30 p.m.

9:30-10 a.m. … Welcome by CSULA in Eagles Nest Gym, campus tours

10 a.m. – 11:30 …  Featured presentations: 

Anthropology Research (King Hall 4075 or 4077)

Basketball, indoor soccer & volleyball team demos (Gym)

Fire technology (Salazar Hall C165)

Giving Tree-Planting the College Seed (King Hall D 1055)

Physics demonstration (Salazar Hall C162)

11:30-12:15 … Lunch in Golden Eagle food court

12:30– 1:20 p.m. … Spirit rally

 

WHERE: Various locations at California State University, Los Angeles. The University is located at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeway.

MEDIA: To cover the story in person, call (323) 343-3050. To make photo arrangements, please contact Victoria Mosqueda by cellphone at (323) 640-6884 or office phone at (323) 343-3380.

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