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Adelante Summer Bridge Home

A large group of 58 high school students (pictured) are now all incoming freshman at Merritt College this fall thanks to the Adelante Summer Bridge Program which gave them the tools to gently transition toward the next step in their education. The four-week program focused on college success and career exploration, with classes in English and Counseling, and a chance to make new friends. “Our mission is to provide a supporting and caring environment to these students who we recruited from Oakland feeder high schools, the majority from underserved populations,” says Counselor Rosa Perez, who coordinated the program with the help of Dr. Marty Zielke. “We were so proud to participate in their graduation celebration, and now to see them walking around campus is a great feeling.”