DOWNEY - Twelve Columbus High School students visited two local colleges last month thanks to a grant from Downey Federal Credit Union.The students participate in Columbus's Opportunity Center, which provides at-risk students with methods to improve their lives. The students visited Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton Community College, where they toured the campuses, learned about several career opportunities and received guidance on how to reach their career goals. Downey Federal Credit Union sponsored the trip as part of its Student Enrichment Grant Program, which helps Downey educators enhance the lives of students in their classrooms. "The Student Enrichment Grant Program, in its eighth year, is the credit union's opportunity to provide Downey educators with extra tools for student growth," said credit union CEO Barbara Lamberth. "Grant winners have used their funds for inspirational programs for students of all ages. Education of our youth is the key to their success. DFCU is encouraged by the manner in which educators use their grants to expand the class curriculum."
********** Published: February 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 44