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Have a high school student shadow YOU for a day! Cal students apply now to be a mentor! (See below)
The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:
- Closing Friday 5pm, December 20; Re-opening Monday 9am, January 6: Winter Holiday Break
- Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
- Monday, February 17: Presidents’ Day holiday
- Friday, March 28: Cesar Chavez holiday
- Monday, May 26: Memorial Day holiday
21st Annual YWCA Shadow Day at UC Berkeley APRIL 3, 2014 Apply now to be a mentor. Click here.
- Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Shadow Day brings together over 600 participants including 300 high school students from neighboring communities (Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley) to be matched with 300 current UC Berkeley students in one- on-one pairs. Many of the high school students are not “college- tracked” and are under-represented in the university system. These students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For many of them, they have not applied to college and will be visiting a college campus for the first time. They will be given the opportunity to learn first-hand, from Cal students, what college is really like.
The day begins in the morning when the high school students arrive to find their Cal volunteer, and continues throughout the day with the pair going to classes, workshops, and touring campus. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts to all our participants. Most importantly, we will be providing an opportunity for high school students to be inspired to acquire information and help in applying and paying for college.