by Krystal Paco
Guam - Thanks to the Citi Foundation and their donation of $20,000, 20 high school students were able to spend the summer participating in the Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Initiative Program. Guam Community College President Mary Okada says the program gives students the opportunity to take courses during the summer to prepare them for college.
She told KUAM News, "In addition to workshops that are offered by the college by representatives from the community and from Citi Foundation, like financial courses, so they understand the full aspect of not only going to college but some of the life skills associated with being employed."
This is the fourth year that the Citi Foundation has partnered with GCC to make the Summer Bridge Program possible. Today the students were recognized for completing the program.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>