SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In two assemblies to be held Sept. 5 at Emerson/Bandini Elementary School, students will receive backpacks and school supply kits sponsored by Ashford University as part of its $10,000 grant to the San Diego Unified School District's Children and Youth in Transition (CYT) program.
Children and Youth in Transition supports the continuity of education of students in transition, including students who are in foster care, experiencing homelessness, military dependents, and refugees.
"Increasing quality access to higher education is integral to our mission. One of the best ways to ensure that is through an efficient secondary education system," said Dr. Craig Swenson, Ashford president and CEO. "We are honored to be able to support CYT's work helping transitional students stay in school and continue on to college."
The first assembly will take place at 9 a.m. at Emerson (3510 Newton Ave., San Diego, CA, 92113) in the lunch arbor. The principal and vice principal will speak, followed by Dr. Tony Farrell, Executive Dean of the College of Education at Ashford University, followed by school district officials.
The second assembly will take place at 9:45 a.m. at Bandini (3550 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA, 92113). San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez (District 8) will speak, along with the principal, vice principal, Dr. Tony Farrell, and school district officials.
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