AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Widening the Pipeline
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 03/2009
Chapter University of California, Los Angeles Premed
Project Coordinator Sonali Sheth
Summary of project This project was an outreach project that connected college students and high school students. We visited high school students during and after class to talk to them about the importance of college and the different things to expect in college.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 20
Participant hours involved 1 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles Contacting different high schools Planning a presentation Finding volunteers to visit high schools
Coordinator hours 15 hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The project was advertised through emailing different administrators at the high schools.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
3
Lessons/suggestions It is difficult to establish relationship with high school staff. Therefore, it is important to start early and email many teachers, principals, and counselors as possible. Students should know that setting up a date is the most difficult part.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments This is a great project for students who want to reach out to high school students and show them that college is a great opportunity and that with the proper guidance, anybody can go to college.