REDDING, Calif. – More than 1,000 Shasta County kindergarten students visited the Simpson University campus on Friday, May 11, as part of the annual KinderCollege Day event organized by College OPTIONS.
The goal of KinderCollege Day is to introduce students to the idea of post-high school education and career possibilities early in their academic careers, and to let parents and teachers know it is never too early to discuss those possibilities with children.
Simpson University President Robin Dummer, who retires from the university this month, gave a brief welcome to the children, teachers and parents in attendance.
Throughout the morning, kindergarten classes rotated through interactive career stations from a variety of organizations and programs, including Dignity Health, the Institute of Technology, Haven Humane, Redding Electric Utility, the Redding Fire Department, Redding Bank of Commerce, and the California Highway Patrol.
“Shasta County KinderCollege Day is an interactive day filled with engaging presenters that are there to help kindergartners learn more about their profession, and the education needed for their career,” said Lianne Richelieu of College OPTIONS.
In addition to College OPTIONS and Simpson University, the event was sponsored by First 5 Shasta, Institute of Technology, Reach Higher Shasta, Redding Bank of Commerce, ScholarShare 529, The McConnell Foundation, Snow Mountain Natural Spring Water, and many local businesses.
For more information on KinderCollege Day or other College OPTIONS events, visit www.collegeoptions.org.
-Source: College OPTIONS press release
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Providing school- and community-based college awareness and preparation services, College OPTIONS is making a difference in the lives of Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity and Modoc county students and their families. Visit www.collegeoptions.org for more information.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, A.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.