“Picture Yourself There”
City of Berkeley’s Fourth Annual College & Career Summit
March 7-11, 2016
Teachers, staff and parents, pull out your college swag and join us for this week-long celebration of promoting a college-going culture in Berkeley and the multiple pathways of getting there! Our goal is to prepare youth for college and career success through focused activities, which will be coordinated by Berkeley’s Office of the Mayor in cooperation with the City’s Parks & Rec Department, Berkeley Unified School District, UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, community organizations, parents and local businesses.
The Berkeley Summit is one of the 100 such summits to be held around the country during 2016 and is part of the 2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children & Youth. The Summits are co-sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance as part of its GradNation campaign, a national movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 and increase post-secondary enrollment and completion.
This is a city-wide event and will be held the week of March 7-11, 2016. Classroom visits and talks will take place on Wednesday, March 9th, the main day of Berkeley’s Summit. Our goal is to engage 10,000 students throughout the city from the youngest pre-k students to our high school.
We are inviting professionals, college students and community members to share their educational and/or professional pathways with Berkeley students. Your participation is essential to our success as your presentations will provide an influential experience in helping the students think about their future educational and professional goals.
To confirm your participation in Berkeley’s College and Career Day, please make sure to register here.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you during the Berkeley College and Career Summit!
For questions about the event please contact:
Tasha Henneman, EdD
Education & Health Policy, Mayor Tom Bates
City of Berkeley Office of the Mayor