Regence teens get ready for college
WRITTEN BY MATTHEW HEADY
CLUB DIRECTOR, REGENCE CLUB
During Spring Break, Regence Club teens were taken to two post-secondary education locations to encourage them to begin asking the right questions about what their plans are after they graduate from high school.
On March 22nd the teens visited the Art Institute of Portland to learn about alternatives to the normal 4 year college path. They were exposed to all aspects of what an art school provides, including a behind the scenes tour of the culinary program that is offered. None of the teens had even known this was an option before signing up for the field trips.
“The Art Institute was really cool to tour. All the different types of art where cool to see and the studios were really big. The culinary program showed us how to be a cook and work in a kitchen. It was a really cool experience,” said Teya, age 15.
The following day, March 23rd, the teens toured Warner Pacific College to see a more traditional university setting, but still close to home. Follow a look into the life of dorm living and what a college class looks like the teens were given a financial aid seminar where they were able to ask questions and break down some of the knowledge barriers that often exist with first generation college students.
“What I really liked about Warner Pacific is that they are so hands on. All the professors’ work closely with the students and the classes aren’t too big. The campus is really pretty too,” said Kaleha, age 15.
This tour was made possible thanks to a grant from Toyota Financial Services.