Santa Ana College to Hold 29th Annual Kindergarten March Around Campus to Promote College and Career Readiness
Santa Ana College (SAC) will host more than 1,000 kindergarten students from schools across Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) and Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) at its annual KinderCaminata event to explore future college and career paths.
The college will welcome local kindergartners from SAUSD and GGUSD to the 29th Annual KinderCaminata. This event is traditionally held near or on the birth date of Cesar Chavez (e.g., March 31), the renowned National Farm Workers leader and civil rights activist. By providing a fun and interactive experience, young students are introduced to the idea of attending college, which fosters excitement about their future educational opportunities. Held at the SAC campus, KinderCaminata will give students from the high school graduating class of 2035 engaging, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations to explore their future college and career paths.
The event will feature:
Career fair to introduce students to a variety of career opportunities spanning from nursing, library science, art, theater, history and much more.
March around campus to celebrate community and empowerment.
Entertainment from singing and dancing.
Lunch with friends.
This year's grand marshal, Dr. Gregory Toya, dean of Student Affairs at SAC, will lead students in a “Si, se puede" (Yes, you can) march from the career fair, across campus and to the track where they will have lunch and enjoy entertainment.
Interview Opportunities, include:
SAC President Dr. Annebelle Nery,
SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez,
SAC Vice President of Student Services Dr. Vaniethia Hubbard,
SAC Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Gregory Toya, and
Community members leading booths at the fair.
Friday, March 17, 2023
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
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About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college's School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation's top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the
Rancho Santiago Community College District.
About Santa Ana Unified School District
Founded in 1888, the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is the second largest school district in Orange County serving the about 42,000 children of Santa Ana and the 2nd largest employer in Santa Ana, providing job opportunities to approximately 5,000 employees. SAUSD is committed to providing each of its students with a high-quality education, rigorous and advanced programs, and a nurturing, safe environment with state-of-the-art facilities, 21st century learning and technology, and a direct pathway to college upon graduation.