The Campbell Recreation and Community Services Department was proud to support the very first Campbell College Day.
Pre-school staff worked with little ones and the older-adult memoir writing class wrote about their favorite school memory.
"They chose to write their favorite school memories that day, and they all wore their school attire," says Cynthia Bojorquez, Campbell Recreation Executive Director. "The seniors shared that day with the kids."
Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, San Jose State University, St. Mary's College, Cal Poly Technical, UCLA and Santa Clara University were among those schools represented that day.
"We were setting the tone: learning is just as important as healthy bodies," Bojorquez says.
Staff put up college banners throughout the office and wore their college shirts/sweatshirts all day.
"It was sort of a new thing for the school district," Bojorquez says. "They had activities planned on their sites but we wanted to support them by having activities here too."
The approached the city of Campbell to proclaim May 17 as Campbell College Day. At the May 3 Campbell City Council meeting, a proclamation was read to make the day official.
"The City of Campbell values lifelong learning," the proclamation reads. "The City of Campbell supports educational experiences beyond the classroom and beyond the high school years and the lack of post-secondary attainment is the single most likely predictor of poverty, beyond race, residence, gender, or age; and Campbell Union School District and are celebrating 'Campbell College Day' to bring attention to the importance of post-secondary education."