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East Palo Alto, Redwood City youth to celebrate summer of achievement
STANFORD -- East Palo Alto and Redwood City teen- agers, their parents, teachers and Stanford student volunteers will celebrate a summer of academic success at the Haas Center Schools Program parents night, from 6:30 to p.m. Thursday, July 30 in Cubberley Auditorium.
The event will recognize the accomplishments of 95 middle and high school students who have spent six weeks learning on campus with the East Palo Alto Stanford Summer Academy and the Stanford Upward Bound program,.
Both year-round programs help low-income youth develop the academic skills and personal motivation necessary to complete high school and enroll in college. More than a hundred Stanford student volunteers act as tutors in the programs.
The evening will feature displays of art, creative writing, computer and other academic work; youth speakers and talent performances; and an awards ceremony.
For two years, Stanford Upward Bound has achieved a 100% high school graduation rate. In 1992, 100 percent of its graduating seniors will enroll in college, 95% in four-year institutions.
The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford was established in 1984 to serve as the campus focal point for local, national and international voluntary student efforts. The center houses both student organizations and university projects.
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