Community Health, Youth Voices
Nearly 200 residents turned out for a forum in Arvin on increasing the number of college-level courses available at Arvin High School. The conversation quickly turned to establishing a Bakersfield College satellite campus locally. Supporters say it would help build a college-going culture in an area where only three percent of residents now hold a degree. “All of us here believe that education is the great equalizer that makes change happen in communities. Thank you for asking us to dream big and thank you for reminding us of what our obligation is to this incredible community.” Read more on South Kern Sol.