News Release| EPIC; Cal State L.A.


Media Advisory: Friday, May 25, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

330 schoolchildren become
‘college students’ for a day

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

WHAT:          To motivate and get grade schoolchildren excited about going to college, students 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 25, during “Cal State L.A., Here We Come!“ The event will introduce the 330 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 Cal State L.A. students provide academic assistance at the schools to children who are below grade level.

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 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-1 :30 p.m.

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

        10 a.m. – noon:         

        Featured presentations:

                Crime Lab (Hertzberg Davis Forensic Science Center)

                College is for You (Salazar Hall C239)

                Recycling (Engineering & Technology B11)

                Health & Nutrition (King Hall D1055)

                Exercise Science (Reeder Field)

                Anthropology (King Hall 4075 or 4077)

                Careers Around You (Salazar Hall C172)

                Basketball, track & volleyball team demos (Eagles Nest Gym)

        Noon – 1:15 p.m.:  Lunch in Golden Eagle food court

        1– 1:30 p.m.:  Spirit rally, dance team performance, motivational                    
                speeches, and children dance-off.

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

MEDIA:         Reporters are welcome. 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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