“I’m Going to College Day” provides opportunities for local 5th graders to learn about the educational options available to them at Cerro Coso. They experience college in a playful, collaborative, and creative way that inspires them to pursue a higher education.
Throughout the day 5th graders toured the Ridgecrest campus, interacted with college students, took interesting and fun classes taught by college professors, and were greeted by the library mascot Bookee who encouraged them to read. Many of these 5th graders had never been to a college campus before.
The experience is one they will never forget and stresses the importance of going to college long before they are ready to go. "You have BRAINS in your HEAD. You have FEET in your SHOES. You can STEER yourself any DIRECTION you CHOOSE." – Dr. Seuss