On Saturday, April 28, 2012, a group of 26 students from Cleveland’s Esperanza program, along with two chaperones, boarded a bus for a field trip to our Cleveland West Campus, in North Olmsted, as part of the organization’s Saturday Academy.
What Is the Saturday Academy?
Esperanza, Inc., sponsors the Saturday Academy at various times during the year. Over a period of several Saturdays, students travel to various local college campuses for a day of fun, insights, and educational lessons about topics like financial aid and career planning, time management, diversity, decision making, and more.
High school students from the greater Cleveland area are encouraged to apply for acceptance into the program and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to participate in the Saturday Academy.
Saturday Academy Students at Our Cleveland College in North Olmsted
The Esperanza students visited our Campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Several instructors, a group of current Remington College students of Hispanic heritage, Director of Education Helen Hebert, and others volunteered their time to speak with the high school students about our Campus programs and to share their experiences with the group.
The students also took part in several activities during their visit, including a “Jeopardy”-style quiz game, hosted by Director of Career Services Tierra Williams. The large group was later divided into two smaller groups for separate Remington College Campus tours, both hosted by Director of Admissions Alicia Chet.
The students then gathered for lunch, followed by a presentation and discussion on budgeting for college students, presented by the group’s teacher and chaperone, Mr. Jaime Tirado.
Note of Thanks for a Successful Visit
Community Outreach Representative Jessica Cartagena shared a note received from Reema Suhwail, Program Coordinator from Esperanza Inc., about the day: “I want to thank you and Remington College for providing my students with such a great experience this past Saturday. The students loved their visit! The Jeopardy game was very informative and fun. The tour was very organized and engaging. It was wonderful that the students were able to see everything that Remington has to offer to them. We will definitely collaborate again in the fall. Please share my gratitude with the others from your facility.”
Ms. Cartagena added her thanks to colleagues as well, saying, “I know there are so many things that you could have been doing on a Saturday. I truly appreciate your time and dedication to this event; without you, it would not have been such a success.”
The mission of Esperanza Inc. is to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in the greater Cleveland area by supporting their efforts to graduate high school and by promoting the attainment of a post-secondary education. For more information about Esperanza and its programs, visit http://esperanzainc.org/.