Orange County Branch Newsletter

May/June 2016

Younger Member Forum

YMF - College Kit Donations


By: Izzy Loh

This spring the ASCE OC YMF promoted, supported, and fundraised for OCCHC/SteppingUP’s College Awareness Program (a local non-profit). College is an amazing experience that both OCCHC and the YMF believes everyone should have access to. OCCHC’s College Awareness Program was comprised of 25 graduating seniors enrolling in universities in the Fall of 2016. All students came from disadvantaged communities where the average income is less than $27,000. As a result, the bare essentials necessary for college success were limited for these students.

In order to recognize the student’s commitment to education, the YMF was able to raise almost $400 in combined monetary and physical donates that included pens, home goods, and even personal laptops for OCCHC to distribute. It was a great feeling being able to support future teachers, doctors, and engineers by making the transition into college a bit easier, and the YMF would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate and champion this cause. If you are interested in learning more about the OCCHC and their work in Orange County, visit: http://www.occhc.org/