On Saturday, October 14, 230 Bright Prospect high school juniors and sophomores convened at Ganesha Park in Pomona for the annual fall Sophomore-Junior “Crew Connect”. At each high school that Bright Prospect serves, Bright Prospect students self-organize into “crews” of two to six members. The mission of each crew member is to support each other in achieving their common goal of college attendance and graduation, as well as provide social and emotional support. Each crew has a leader who goes through a monthly leadership training program to develop the crew leader’s leadership, promote a community mindset, and share knowledge with their crew.
Monthly crew-related programming focuses on broadening students’ perspectives and building life skills through activities that require students to use initiative, planning, organization, communication and follow-through. The Crew Connect is an event where crew members strengthen their connections to each other and form new friendships across high schools and grade levels through games and team building activities. For lunch, the students enjoyed a meal from the TK Burgers truck. We’d like to thank all the students for participating that day, in addition to the staff and volunteers for their time and hard work. At the end of the day, the students went home with great memories and new friends.