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*This project is currently not active for 2017

A Taste of Their Future is a program that provides college campus tours to Lowell Elementary School students. The goal of the program is to start a college-going environment at an early age by allowing young students to become familiar with a college campus that resides in their own community. In addition, parent chaperones, learn the various resources that San José State University has to offer to their future college children. The field trip provides the students the opportunity to begin thinking of what college they want to attend, which goals they want to accomplish and the benefits college can yield. At the end of the college campus tour, all students take a “pledge” to promise working toward attending college in their future.

By the Numbers | 2015-16

25 SJSU students engaged

169 residents engaged

150 hours of service

$3,460 value

Project Impact

100% of participants reported they are now planning to go to college in the future, up from 45% before the program

144 students were exposed to the SJSU campus for the first time of participants respect others who are different from them more

14 parents of students toured a college campus for the first time

Community Stories

“Thank you for the tour and lunch. I learned where all the places are and I also know where I would go if i go to SJSU. I want to be a biologist.”

-Ian, 4th grade

“Thank you guys because you inspired me to go to college. You showed me all the achievements I can do. So in 7 years hopefully I’ll see you guys.”

-Renan, 5th grade

“Thank you for the tour, lunch, and believing in us. I will remember the pledge to go to college. I want to be a mechanical engineer.”

-Simon, 5th grade