by Katrina Lin
Montebello Unified School District’s annual College and Career Readiness Fair will be hosted on campus Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The fair is available to all students and families. Representatives from the Universities of California, California State Universities, no loan colleges and low-loan colleges will be present, along with representatives from schools around the district.
“This fair will be a helpful tool where students from any grade level can come and learn about college readiness and careers in both Spanish and English,” said Stefania Nieto, office assistant for College Bound Today (CBT). “There will be representation from schools all over the district, in case parents have questions about certain schools.”
Dream Act and Financial Aid workshops will be available, along with more than 30 resource booths. These include Advancement Via Individual Determination (A.V.I.D.) and CBT. Parent Workshops will give information on topics such as financial aid and how to help students succeed in elementary school. Workshops will be held in different classrooms, while resource booths will be in the library.
“On this day [Sept. 30] students will be able to meet representatives from a range of institutions and different businesses,” said Christian Sandoval, program specialist. “They will be able to develop a network with all the different representatives. This event can help enhance their ability to apply and understand the college and career process.”
Motivational Speaker Johnathan Franklin will make a presentation in the amphitheater at 12:45 p.m. A free raffle will be held with items donated by different organizations, such as El Camino Credit Union. Lunch, donated by Panda Cares, will be provided for the first 400 attendees in the lunch pavilion. KISS Radio Street Team Entertainment will play music during the event.