WHO:

Azusa Unified School District (AUSD) fourth grade students participating in the College Headed and Mighty Proud (C.H.A.M.P.) program.

WHAT:

Azusa Pacific University’s semester-long C.H.A.M.P. program culminates with a graduation ceremony for the fourth-grade participants who have committed to pursuing college. The event recognizes students from three Azusa schools, Lee, Powell, and Mountain View Elementary, with a certificate from APU.

WHEN:

Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the event beings at 6:30 p.m., on Wed., April 16.

WHERE:

Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center

West Campus

701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, Calif.

FACTS:

Founded in 1991, C.H.A.M.P. is a collaborative effort between APU’s Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research and local elementary schools to inspire fourth graders to pursue higher education. To help achieve their goals and dreams, APU students facilitate activities that correspond to the C.H.A.M.P. curriculum, covering such topics as college admission, financial aid, and career exploration. The program integrates practical site experience of diversity in elementary school settings into the college classroom, mutually benefiting the local students and APU students.