In what will surely become a tradition, our Be A Leader program took a road trip to tour college campuses. Today’s highlight was having the in-depth tour of UC Merced led by none other than 2 former #Dons! Of course the students asked great questions and got a feel for college life, if only for the day. Judging by the quiet once we were back on the bus, there was some serious thinking going on. Many of the students agreed that taking tours such as the one we had today are key to making an informed decision. “Exposure is everything! ‘Shopping’ for the right college is essential and while this is just one of the many parts to the college application process, it’s the one that matters tremendously. I couldn’t be happier to support this first annual college exploration trip. I know it’s going to make huge difference to our students!” shared Alma, Be A Leader’s fearless leader. Friday the students are heading to San Francisco State University (SFSU) and Stanford. This weekend they will tour CSU East Bay and UC Santa Cruz.