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KMTG Proudly Hosts Low-Income School Students for Summerbridge Career Day
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is proud to be one of 20 sponsor hosts for the 2007 Summerbridge Career Day. On July 20, KMTG hosted a group of middle-school students from low-income schools for a half day, where the students got the opportunity to visit KMTG professionals in their work setting and explore different career options. The career day is part of Summerbridge’s intense six week academic, social, career and college-knowledge enrichment summer program taught on the Country Day campus.
KMTGs hosted career day visit included a tour of the Sacramento County Superior Courthouse, where they met and talked with Judge Gary E. Ransom. Afterward, the students toured KMTGs office, where they met, talked with, asked questions and ate lunch with KMTG attorneys and staff. The students learned about the different types of careers in the field of law and heard motivating educational, professional and personal stories of success. The students also had the opportunity to ask questions about their own academic and career directions.
KMTG is proud to be involved with Summerbridge Career Day and strongly support their mission of developing and providing a college preparatory education to ethnically diverse students from low-income backgrounds. Adolfo Mercado, Director of Summerbridge Sacramento said of career day; “This is an extremely powerful opportunity where many of our students begin to imagine themselves in an environment that is foreign to them and their loved ones … the key message I hope the students leave with is ‘college is the gateway to more options for me, no matter what career interests me.’”
Summerbridge is a year-round, tuition-free, college preparatory program for academically motivated, ethnically diverse middle-school students attending low-income schools. The Sacramento Summerbridge students come primarily from the Meadowview area in South Sacramento and the Del Paso Heights area in North Sacramento. 92% of Summerbridge graduates attend college directly after graduation, as opposed to 34% of low-income students nationally and only 11% in the Sacramento area. Their students’ have attended colleges and universities including St. Mary’s, Occidental, University of the Pacific, CSU Sacramento, the Los Rios Community colleges, and University of California campuses including Berkeley and Davis.