Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bayview Terrace ceremony kicks off K to College Program

Free school and dental supplies valued at nearly $70 to low-income students are going to Bayview Terrace Elementary School students thanks to the K to College program.

Supt.-designate Marten at Bayview TerraceThe program was able to launch earlier than expected due to a donation from local tech firm, Huawei Technologies.

A special assembly to celebrate the kickoff of this program was held at Bayview Terrace recently. Students, staff, parents, district personnel, volunteers from Huawei Technologies, Superintendent-designate Cindy Marten, civic leaders, and representatives from K to College were in attendance. The program intends to expand to other schools in the area and become a twice a year event at each school.

Bayview Terrace Principal Magdalena Tavasci was grateful for the donations. Each kit contains paper, pencils, index cards, binders, dictionary, complete dental kit, and other supplies.

“The gifts being provided by Huawei and K to College will be incredibly valuable in helping students feel more prepared and motivated when they enter the classroom," she said.

K to College is a nonprofit that aims to promote equal access to quality education by ensuring every student has the resources and tools to learn from kindergarten to college. K to College is especially appreciative of its partners, such as Huawei Technologies, who help bring resources to underprivileged students throughout the state.

“It’s only possible with the generosity of companies like Huawei, who choose to invest in their local and future workforce,” said Benito Delgado-Olson, the executive director of K to College. “That is why we are proud to have them as our first San Diego and statewide sponsor.”
  – Brenna Goodsitt