For those of you who may not be familiar with the new mental health pipeline project run by IHPC, you are not alone! Still in its infancy, the Pipeline Enhancement Project affectionately known as 'PEP' is funded by OSHPD and provides mental health training and career exposure for students attending Murrieta-Mesa and Cajon high schools. Working closely with the psych teachers at both schools, we've seen a tremendous response from the students and have launched the program with more than 300 participants!
This prompted a great opportunity to partner with local university, California Baptist, and provide an indepth tour of their Behavior and Social Science department, speak to students currently enrolled there, and see first hand what makes CBU unique. This private "college days" visit to campus was conducted over several days in order to accomodate students from both schools, and included a complete campus tour, a sneak peak at CBU's brand new event center, and of course a meal in the cafeteria rubbing shoulders with the college students because, after all, what college experience is complete without cafe food? As it turned out, they were pleasantly surprised at how good it was! Folks from the admissions office were on hand to provide some practical advice on FAFSA (federal student aid), tuition costs, and how to apply.
CBU really rolled out the proverbial 'red carpet' for our PEP students and we want to thank all involved for providing this opportunity for them!