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San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Joseph Williams Issues Statement on the Middle College High School

MiddleHighSchoolPhoto 2SAN BERNARDINO, CA- SBCCD Trustee Joseph R. Williams (D-Rialto) issued the following statement on Middle College High School:

“I was honored to join board members of the San Bernardino City Unified School District and my fellow Trustees of the San Bernardino College District at the Middle College High School Graduation held at San Bernardino Valley College. I believe it is extremely important to call out and highlight young people who are engaged in positive activities. I’d like to thank the administrators of the Middle College High School for provide such a great opportunity for young people to move from adolescence to adulthood. Middle College is a great program that I’d like to see as many students take advantage of as possible.”

Middle College is designed for high school students seeking to get a head start on college. The SBVC Middle College High School Program offers high school students who are not currently meeting their full potential with an opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals through a program providing high school classes combined with college classes in a challenging, supportive, and motivating college setting.

“Congratulations to all of the families and students of the class of 2014. I’d like to specifically send a shout out to class Salutatorian Stephanie Lizette Mora Garcia, Valedictorian Karla Beralia Gutierrez-Alfaro and Valedictorian Flor Azul Lorenzo.  Keep striving, serving, learning and pushing for you are our future and you are making things look bright.”

Union Bank Partners with Operation Hope to Teach Students Financial Education at Boys & Girls Clubs San Bernardino

Photo caption: Team members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Bernardino pose for a photo after successfully completing the five-week Operation HOPE Banking on Our Future financial dignity program.  They are joined by (Far Left) Boys & Girls Clubs of San Bernardino Program Director Alma Flores and (Far Right) Union Bank Branch Manager and volunteer instructor Michael Milian.

Photo caption: Team members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Bernardino pose for a photo after successfully completing the five-week Operation HOPE Banking on Our Future financial dignity program. They are joined by (Far Left) Boys & Girls Clubs of San Bernardino Program Director Alma Flores and (Far Right) Union Bank Branch Manager and volunteer instructor Michael Milian.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- As part of its ongoing commitment to responsible banking and to help increase youth financial education, Union Bank partnered with Operation HOPE (HOPE) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Bernardino (BGCSB) to educate high school students about the basics of personal finance using HOPE’s Banking on Our Future curriculum.  Union Bank volunteers Rosella Bernal, Michael Milian and Jason Nesbihal began teaching HOPE’s award-winning youth financial dignity program to members of the BGCSB on April 11.  The five-week course culminated with a recognition ceremony to celebrate the students’ completion of the program May 9. The Banking on Our Future curriculum offers five modules:  Course in Dignity (covers the importance of responsible budgeting and money management), Basics of Budgeting, Get Smart About Banking (Checking and Savings Accounts), Fundamentals of Credit, and Introduction to Savings and Investing.   Each week, students participating in the program learned practical lessons by using hands-on calculations and real-world examples. During the ceremony, students, teachers and parents were also treated to a special demonstration of the bank’s newest financial education tool – the Yuby app.

“It’s Cool to Be Smart” Concert Fundraiser-Mindless Behavior

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ONTARIO, CA- In an effort to promote education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering Arts, and Math, join Victorville Motors and Shear Realty and buy a student a ticket to see Mindless Behavior and Friends at the Citizens Bank Arena, and also EXCITE their appetites for STEAM. Tickets are on sale now at Citizens Business Bank Arena for $49, $39, and $29. Proceeds will go towards providing FREE Millionaire Mind Kids Summer Camps and meals for Victor Valley’ Youth. Purchase tickets under one of the schools’ PROMO CODES which can be found on the Millionaire Mind Kids Smart Center Facebook page.

Millionaire Mind Kids is accepting applications for summer Camps. To receive your application, please email millionairemindkids@verizon.net. Deadline to complete and return applications is May 31. The Camp will be held from June 16-27 for ages 13 to 18; July 7-July 11 for ages 9 to 12; July 14-July 18 for ages 13 to 18; and July 21-July 25.  Open House for sponsors, businesses, educators, families and students (the public) will be held on June 16 from 9:00 a.m.—11 a.m.  Contact MMK for group student tickets at (760) 240-4044.