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Opportunities for Success for African American Students at Pasadena City College

Black news from Pasadena - Education - Pasadena City College African American programsPasadena City College continues to advance opportunities for African American students. The college's Ujima Program is a learning pathway designed to enhance the experience of African American students through counseling, instruction, mentoring, and community building. The Ujima Program's primary focus is to equip our students with resources to aid in successful academic, social, and personal development. Each student will receive an introduction to college through math, English, personal growth and development, and study skill enhancement courses. Upon successful completion students will advance in their sequential courses and continue in a general education pattern towards transfer and degree completion. Ujima students work together as a community by participating in college tours, partnership in the arts, tutoring (midterm/ finals) and community activities.

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Get Ahead This Summer . . .

. . . Bosco Tech Offers Summer Programs For Sixth Through Twelfth Graders

Black news from Pasadena - Education - Bosco Tech Summer Programs
Black news from Pasadena - Education - Bosco Tech Summer Programs

Rosemead, CA – April 16, 2014 - Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will offer academic enrichment and review courses, as well as sports camps, to boys and girls from middle school through high school grade levels. Six-week high school courses begin on Monday, June 23, while five-week middle school courses begin on Monday, June 30.

High school students can earn a full year's course credits over the summer by successfully completing advanced classes in Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus while students who wish to remediate academic courses can choose from a wide range of offerings. Also offered are enrichment courses such as Android Apps Design and Basic to Intermediate Guitar.

Middle school students can enroll in enrichment classes like Fun with Electronics or build and program their own robots. Students can learn the basics of guitar or participate in a science workshop. All students can refine their reading and study skills in Bosco Tech's Language Arts class. Sports camps will be offered for basketball, soccer, baseball, and cross country for middle school students.

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