Chabot College Program Reaches Out To Underserved Kids
Posted by Bea Karnes,

HAYWARD, CA — Chabot College hosted a Summer Youth Sports Program (SYSP) for 110 students, who are primarily from the Hayward Unified School District.

The 18th annual program gave students access to daily periods of STEAM-focused learning, including art, robotics, culinary arts and a welding demonstration, among other workshops.

A Family STEAM workshop series this summer.

"The Family STEAM workshop series was piloted this year and was designed to provide parents and caregivers with the resources and tools to empower them to support STEAM education at home with their children," said Director of TRIO Educational Talent Search and Hayward Promise Neighborhood Grant Coordinator Robin Galas. "Summer is a huge opportunity to get students and their families on campus. There are not enough low-cost and free options for families struggling in the Bay Area."

Chabot is trying to reach underrepresented youth in grades 4th through 7th who, for a variety of reasons, may not consider continuing their education after completing high school.

"I'm proud of this program," said Galas. "It's really important for students to have experience on a college campus, develop a stronger relationship with higher education and begin to get college-ready."

Each student was also provided a free breakfast and lunch during the program.

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