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By Orange County Register Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, a Tustin based nonprofit organization that helps youth realize their potential and build their futures through one on oakley bottlecap one mentoring, provided 101 and mentorship matches with the opportunity to explore the Oakley headquarters in Foothill Ranch during the nonprofit third annual Oakley Career Day. The Nov. 1 event was a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County Destination College program, which provides tools and resources for Littles to stay on track for high school graduation and guide them toward college readiness and entry, while providing career awareness and preparation. The event offered at risk youth the chance to explore various career paths and colleges and to hear from others who overcame hardships and are now in successful careers. Ten speakers, including Bigs, Oakley leadership, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County board members, and top Orange County business leaders, shared their stories of growing up facing adversity, overcoming obstacles to pursue a higher education degree and how that path led to their professional endeavors. Destination College program has oakley dart supported more than 300 Littles since the program began three years ago, and this year Oakley Career Day was by far the most well attended and well executed. It grew from 38 attending matches in 2013 to 101 matches this year, said Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Littles would not otherwise receive educational support cheap oakley sport sunglasses and resources without Destination College, and it is vital to helping these at risk youth achieve their higher education goals and giving them a brighter future. Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County supporter Tina Aldatz, founder of Foot Petals Inc., keynoted the event. Members of the nonprofit board of directors including Enrique Perez, assistant vice chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, were among the Orange County business professionals who spoke to educate Littles on college opportunities. Littles also received information on college financial aid and the application process. They received information from Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine and Chapman University, and learned about various careers: nurse, principal, small business owner and entrepreneur, dean, journalist, lawyer, employment counselor, non profit professional and engineer. During the event, the Littles signed college pledges and set goals to put themselves on a path for attending college.
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