What: More than 50 high school students will call the University of La Verne their home this summer during the 7th Annual REACH Business Camp, a three-week-long program aimed at teaching students business skills and stimulating interest in college.
Lead by Dr. Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management, REACH provides underserved high school students exposure to higher education and its application to the business world, as well as guidance on how to make a college career a reality.
Hailing from high schools in neighboring school districts, students are exposed to workshops, seminars and college course work in business subject areas, including management, marketing, economics, finance and accounting.
Students will also have the opportunity to go on guided field trips to the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California Edison and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among other outings, to gain knowledge on California work resources.
At the culmination of their educational visit, students will develop a unique business plan for a fictitious enterprise, employing business tool components learned at camp, and present in front of a panel of judges.
Divided into teams of five, each will compete for a grand prize of $1000.
From living in La Verne’s residence halls to eating in the cafeteria, students have the privilege of gaining a feel for what college life is like and will be counseled on the necessary steps to take in order to be successful in higher education.
Students selected to participate in the REACH program have demonstrated interest in business education while being at risk of not pursuing higher education.
Staffed by volunteering faculty and community members, The REACH program is funded by the Title V Grant and various organizations, businesses and community members.
When: Sunday, June 24, 2012 (Welcome BBQ for students and family), - Friday, July 13 (Graduation ceremony)
Where: University of La Verne – 1950 Third St. La Verne, CA 91750
Details: On Monday June 25, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking Department for Credit Suisse, Frederick Terrell, will deliver a keynote address at a morning ceremony attended by city and community leaders, faculty, administrators and students.
On July 13 a graduation, awards ceremony and farewell reception will take place in Morgan Auditorium on the main campus at 6 p.m., featuring guest speaker, Assemblymember, Norma Torres.
Contacts: Dr. Issam Ghazzawi, Camp Director/Associate Professor of Management, University of La Verne, (909) 593-3511 ext. 4215, email@example.com.
Alisha Rosas, Assistant Director of Media Relations, University of La Verne, (909) 593-3511, ext. 4708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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