Hello, my name is Lizbeth Ramirez and I am a junior at Ocean View High School. I have been in the program for about four years now and I have learned many many things. As the first in my family to be going to college, I knew nothing about how to get to college and what I needed to be able to apply. SteppingUP has taught me the difference between privates and public colleges, they have taught me how to be able to pay for college even if you don't have the money. From how to get to college, to learning about credit/debit, and having a healthy life style, SteppingUP has taught me many valuable lessons that will be very useful in my future. I am very grateful to have SteppingUP in my life. I don't know what my future would look like without it.
My name is Alex I'm in ninth grade I go to Cypress High School. I've been in stepping up for 2 years and 10 months. Thanks to this program, I have been able to attend many Universities, like Cal State Fullerton and I have been able to take a peek at life on campus and I am able to see myself there one day. I have also been able to attend many educational CAP meetings. where we talk about topics that are related to college and things students experience . My only issue is that they give the same CAP meetings every year.
My name is Cristian Arellano I am in 9th grade and i have been in the program for 3 years. Something that I like about SteppingUP is that every year we go to Cal State Fullerton during their career day event, where I got to meet different professionals and I had the chance to ask them questions and also I had the opportunity to practice my Interviewed skills. This has impacted my life because now I know what questions they ask in Interviews and also how to answer them and feeling more prepared for when I grow up.
Hi i'm Michael Hernandez and i'm a sixth grader in Vista View Middle school. I've been in SteppingUP for 3 months. I have learned to talk in a interview and learned what to say in the interview so I have a better chance getting the job. What makes Steeping UP great is that it has given me lots of opportunities.
Hi my name is Jesse Camacho, I am in the 6th grade and I go to Vista View Middle School. I've been in this program for 3 months. SteppingUP has taught me how to prepare for an interview when i apply for a job. SteppingUP also has taught me of several ways to stop bullying. Stepping \UP is a great program because they have a lot of funny advisers and because they teach you things that you don't already know.
My name is Sergio Rodriguez and I am an 8th grade, currently attending Vista View Middle School. I have been in SteppingUp for almost 4 years. What I have learned from stepping up is learning the A-G requirements. What makes SteppingUp great is the college field trips because we can learn what college actually feels like and experience what kind of classes there is.
My name is Jesus Torres, I am in 8th grade and I go to Vista View Middle School. I've been in SteppingUP for about a year now. I learned how to do a resume because so it can prepare us for when we apply for a job and get an interview.
What makes SteppingUP great is the amazing field trips like the one where we went to Cal State Fullerton.
My name is Vanessa Flores I am an eighth grader at Vista View Middle School. I've been in SteppingUP for three years. I've learned many important things about collage and about life. For example we have learn the A through G requirements and many useful things we might need for the future SteppingUP has brought in many different professionals to teach us how to save money and to treat everyone equally. What makes SteppingUP great is that it not only teaches about school but also about things that might happen throughout our life.
Hi my name is Mark Garcia. I am a sixth grader at vista view middle school in Fountain Valley. I have been in SteppingUP for 2 months. I have learned many things in SteppingUP. One thing I have learned was knowing how to communicate with other people. I like everything in SteppingUP. It is a very fun and amazing program.
Hi my name is Brenda Sotero. I'm an 8th grader at Marine View Middle School. I've been in SteppingUP for 3 years and I've learned a lot of useful things about collage and other things that I may need to use in my future. All these events such as the CAP meetings that have been prepared for us students is what makes SteppingUP great.
My name is Ivan Valadez I am an 8th grader at Vista View Middle School. I've been in the program for 3 years now. From my experience I have learned what type of colleges there are. Also how to apply and get ready for college. What makes SteppingUp great is that its a free college awareness program for me and other students to experience the preparation for college and the outside world.
My name is Kelly Villa. I'm a freshman at Ocean View High School. I have been in this program for four years. I have learned so many things about college that I never knew existed. I have learned about a-g requirements, financial aid, and other important things that will help me in the future. I'm very fortunate to be in this program that teaches me things I didn't know about before. You meet new people from other communities and go visit universities. I have such good memories with this program, and I'm looking forward to more. You can't compare another program for SteppingUP. SteppingUP is one of a kind.
My name is Anna Villanueva. I am a Junior at Ocean View High School. I have been in SteppingUP for 4 years now. From these four years I have become very knowledgeable of preparing myself for college, and for my life after high school. I have also learned to value my education because others don't have the same opportunities that I have. SteppingUP is an enormously great program, what makes them so great is that they make everyone feel like they belong, and like no matter where we come from we are all able to achieve success in our future. SteppingUP is also a great program because they provide us with so much information on college. SteppingUP also helps us on how to be prepared for what our life will be like once we become mature adults. My favorite thing about SteppingUP is that everyone is so nice and kind, and we all work together to achieve one goal which is to go to a great University and to be proud of who we have become.
My name is Henry Ponce , I'm a sophomore at Ocean View High School. I've been in the program for 4 years now. What I've learned during my time in this program is understanding the difference between public and private colleges. I also learned about financial literacy and how to deal with money. Also having a one-on-one session with your advisor and just talking about life ,how they can help in a way and I think that's what makes a huge difference knowing that they are there to help you and guide you through the time your with this program.
My name is Arleth Romero. I am a 7th grader at Vista View Middle School. I have only been in this program for a couple of months and it's really fun. I have learned a lot about college and about how to be prepared for it. What makes Stepping Up great is having communication with your friends and advisors. By having group session, Cap meetings, and fun events I feel it's a great way to communicate with others in the program. Overall Stepping Up is a great fun program to be in.
My name is Christian Guzman I am currently a Sophomore at Fountain Valley High School and I have been in Stepping Up for 5 years now. I absolutely love this program because it has allowed me to learn more about my dream college. I have had many great opportunities like attending Stanford University in the Northern trip which is organized by Stepping Up. The Northern Trip is a one week trip of universities in Northern California. They also provide food and do really fun activities, which is all free.
My name is Crystal Navarrete. I am in seventh grade at Dwyer Middle School. I have been in SteppingUP for 3 months now. So far I have liked this program because I liked career day. I liked Career Day because when we got to talk to the college students we got to learn about how their job is like.
My name is Jasmine Gonzalez. I am junior at Garden Grove High School. I have been in SteppingUP for two years and I really enjoy the program because it helps me prepare for college. One example that has helped me prepare for college is career day at Cal State Fullerton. This year I was fortunate to attend this event and meet with professionals that I found very interesting and informative about their careers. I was able to practice my interviewing skills and I also improved my resume. Thanks to this program i have been able to learn about many careers and majors.
My name is Jeremiah Miguel and I am currently attending Buena Park High School. My academic advisor Oscar has helped me learn and gain knowledge of different things that include helping me know the requirements that were necessary in order to attend a certain school. It was really interesting to see what I had to do to get into those schools and motivated me to try even harder. Another particular activity Oscar and I did was taking an online questionare to see the spending costs that I would face if I wanted to live alone. I was very surprised at how much money I would be spending annually on bills,food,clothing etc. and gave me a better look at reality. Overall, Oscar has helped me tremendously with my life plan and has made me ambitious toward my goals in life.
My name is Jessica Nava and I am a 10th grader at Ocean View High School. I have been in SteppingUP for 5 years. The CAP meetings make SteppingUP great. One of the CAP meetings that really impacted my life was the Healthy Living in which we learned about the dangers of drugs. In SteppingUp I have learned all of the A-G requirements.