Sunday, May 11, 2014

New music video premieres at Family Fun Day

A brave climber tests the rock climbing wall
Rock climbing, a bounce house, face-painting, and a dunk tank were all part of the festivities at Family Fun Day, held at Grossmont College on Saturday to premiere a new music video promoting the Give the Dream program.

The video features students and staff from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, along with members of the East County community. It was created by Ron Cook for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges to highlight Give the Dream, a program that provides grants of up to $500 for students who face a financial emergency that could endanger their college education.

The foundation is urging people to share the video so it will go viral and spread the word about Give the Dream.

Grossmont College President Sunita Cooke gets a Grossmont
Griffin painted on her face

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the leading reason students drop out of college is a lack of financial resources. More than 30% of college students leave after their first year and 50% never graduate. Many of these students leave because of an unforeseen financial emergency. The Give the Dream program provides a safety net for students; it helps students overcome unforeseen financial emergencies so that they may remain in school to achieve their educational goals.
For more information, go to the Give the Dream website.

Governing Board Trustee Greg Barr in the dunk tank