Monday, October 11, 2010

Mira Mesa Cadets Start Program After Attending National Conference

After attending the Military Child Education Coalition Student 2 Student conference last month in San Antonio, Tex., Mira Mesa High JROTC cadets Menji Chiem and Shaina Razon were inspired to create one of these programs on their own campus.

The conference highlighted aspects of the program, including how to help ease the transition of highly mobile children in and out of school focusing on three key aspects: finding their way around a new campus; academic credit compatibility; and relationships children develop among their peers. Menji and Shaina have already established a School 2 School program at Mira Mesa High School, which has five new student members.

The group will seek support from the Board of Education to broaden the initiative to the entire district. For more information, please contact the Office of College, Career and Technical Education at (858) 503-1738.