Students explore the world of computers with Classroom To Career!

Thank you to our Classroom To Career Sponsors!

Students from Colton Middle School and Washington Opportunity Alternative High School got to explore the world of Information and Technology (IT department) during a recent IMG_4182Classroom To Career behind-the-scenes workplace tour.

The girls visited the County of San Bernardino Information and Technology Department.

Both schools have high percentages of low income, minority, and English learner students. Quality extracurricular opportunities can be few and far between for these girls.

Hardy Brown, GSSGC’s own board member and Board of Education Trustee and Executive Director for the Black Voice Foundation, said, “I was excited to take part in this opportunity for our most vulnerable girls. Watching them discover new  possibilities for themselves and their families is the most rewarding component of the Classroom To Career program.”

Classroom To Career was happy to partner with Colton Middle School and Washington High School’s Streets To Success, a school group that works with youth at risk.

“Being part of your program has helped not only teach them about leadership and what it takes to become someone positive in life, but also allowing opportunities they will not and have or have been given before.   Another reason this is a great opportunity for the girls, is that they get to see the different options in career choices that they can have as young woman when they are ready to enter the work field,” said Ernesto Frias, a Career Guidance Technician at Washington HS who attended the tour with two of his students.

Special thanks to Danny Tillman, Departmental Information Services Administrator for the County of San Bernardino Information and Technology Department, who opened his doors to make this amazing workplace tour possible!

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