It was an evening of celebrating education and encouraging our local students to attend a college or university of their choice.
Youth 2 Leaders is a non-profit educational partnership focused on getting the next generation of students in Kern County an opportunity to go to college.
The organization held a ceremony Monday night to celebrate its successes and raise awareness about its mission: to financially help students while in higher education.
“One of our goal is to ensure that the youth of Kern County is reaching higher education and through these funds, they will be able to reach their higher education,” said Jessica Trejo, program coordinator.
There are three types of scholarships offered for students: the College Dream Fund, Future Leaders Fund and Cash for College Fund.