Students at San Diego Continuing Education and their children will enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal Friday, courtesy of Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego.
The meal will be served to students in the school’s San Diego Gateway to College and Career program, which is open to young adults ages 18 to 24 who are not enrolled in school or currently employed. Students in the program are able to complete their high school diploma if necessary, complete an internship and participate in a 40-hour college and career preparation course to help them continue their education or enter the workforce.
Students in the program are also guaranteed subsidized tuition for their first two years in college and $500 per academic year for necessary and often expensive supplies like textbooks.
San Diego Continuing Education President Carlos Turner Cortez said 50 students had already RSVP’d for the event, as of Wednesday.
“SDCE serves large populations of students who come from low-income families and the holidays can be an especially rough time for them,” Turner Cortez said. “We are fortunate to have community partners such as the generosity of Congressman Peters.”
The event will be held at SDCE’s Educational Cultural Complex at 4343 Ocean View Blvd. The meal will begin at 12:30 p.m.
–City News Service