SHADOW DAY & STUDENT PANEL
This event is when first-generation, low-income, underrepresented high school students come to UCLA and shadow a Black Bruin for the day. Each high school student is paired with a UCLA student within their field of interest. They will essentially follow you throughout your daily schedule to provide students with a realistic view of college life. Students tour the campus, attend courses, visit the residential halls, and get their individual questions answered from UCLA students. At the end of the trip, all students come together to debrief and attend a UCLA student panel discussion, where they can get their questions answered about social life, academic life, finances, how to get into UCLA, etc. UCLA students will all offer their real life experiences, feats, and struggles as a college student and most of all offer hope and encouragement.
GOAL OF THE EVENT: Too often, many disadvantaged and underrepresented students feed into the false belief that they are not UCLA material, and that they can never see themselves belonging to this campus. This event seeks to erase this notion and offer students a real perspective on the college experience. We want students to believe that if we got here, then so can they. Through shadowing, we can influence students to continue to work hard on being a competitive applicant and apply to UCLA. Just imagine the impact we could have if hundreds of Black Bruins reached out to 1 student at a time.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO: Volunteer to have one student shadow you for the day (9am-3pm). AND/OR sit on the student panel to discuss your experience so far as a UCLA student of color and answer any questions the high school students may have.
WHEN THE EVENT OCCURS: Winter & Spring Quarter