COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES
COVID-19 Program Updates for our Partners, Parents and Students:
July 10, 2020
We appreciate the opportunity to continue working with students virtually. Today, we completed the implementation of 24 Virtual CAMPs and 3 Virtual Family Sessions across 9 school districts. We expanded the Virtual CAMP Menu from 8 to 10 Virtual CAMPs. All CAMP supplies were packaged in a Virtual CAMP Package and delivered either curbside on-campus or shipped via USPS Priority Mail directly to the students at home. Students joined the virtual CAMPs from Work, Home or Automobile. We are grateful to all our partners for trusting us and giving us the opportunity to shift the College 1st Program from on-site to now the virtual era. The College 1st Program is now available for implementation on-site, virtual or both.
June 18, 2020
Little did we know, one month ago we shifted into survival mode. We quickly pivoted the College 1st Program to a new reality. We transformed our office into a mini manufacturing plant. We packaged all supplies into virtual CAMP boxes and offered delivery either curbside pickup or direct mailing to each student. Long hours were invested into a new manufacturing process, developing a new virtual CAMP curriculum and learning new facilitation techniques to highly engage students virtually to empower them for college and career success. Our team and I are very grateful to all our partners who are giving us the opportunity to keep our mission alive. Please contact us at 1-877-499-8544 or by clicking this link to learn more about our Virtual CAMP Program. We look forward to working with your students virtually soon. Thank you!
June 12, 2020
We successfully have implemented our first virtual CAMP with UTRGV Upward Bound students from Rio Hondo and Point Isabel on June 5th. We have implemented Virtual CAMPs for Rio Grande City CISD Migrant Students on different career themes at the Elementary, Middle School and High School Level. We have packaged hundreds of Virtual CAMP Packages with the supplies students need in these virtual CAMPs. We either delivered all those virtual CAMP Packages by curbside pick up or using direct mailing service. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue working with students virtually.
May 14, 2020
We appreciate the opportunity to work with your students. As of today, we have confirmed in our master calendar many virtual CAMPs on different themes across different school districts. The College 1st Team has started preparing the implementation of Summer CAMPs starting in June virtually. The online platform is ready to for the Virtual CAMP Program. We have adapted the CAMP activities to deliver them through the implementation of hands-on activities. Each participant will receive a Virtual CAMP Package with all the supplies needed, which will be delivered either curbside at the school campus, community center or by direct mail. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-499-8544 or by clicking this link. We look forward to working with your students. Thank you!
April 29, 2020
We are now offering a New College 1st CAMP Hybrid Model with the flexibility to deliver 10 exciting CAMPs this Summer virtually or on-site (if conditions permit). This new hybrid model allows our partners to choose days before the event if they would like their CAMP to be delivered virtually using an online platform, or on-site using all social distancing protocols and the highest hygiene measures. Our partners now have the ability to choose the best delivery method as conditions are constantly changing, keeping both options available for their students. These 10 Hybrid CAMPs are available at the Elementary, Middle School and High School level. If you need a brochure listing in detail each CAMP, please contact us at 1-877-499-8544 or clicking this link:
Virtual CAMP Topics:
1. Space Exploration
2. Healthy Professions
3. Architecture & Construction
4. Business & Entrepreneurship
5. Environmental Engineering
6. CSI Forensic Science
7. Dinosaur World
8. Earth Science
9. Global Pandemic
10. Media Arts & Communications
April 21, 2020
The College 1st Team is proactively working with our partners in adapting to the Post COVID-19 era. We are pivoting to now offering virtual CAMPs on different career theme topics including on Space Exploration, Environmental Engineering, Health Professions, Architecture & Construction , Business & Entrepreneurship, CSI Forensic Science, Dinosaur World, Earth Science, Global Pandemic and Media Arts & Communications. We are also adopting the the latest COVID-19 CDC and WHO recommendations to all future on-site CAMPs that will be implemented following following the social distancing protocols and having the highest hygienic standards. For more information about the the implementation of our CAMPs, please contact us at 1.877.499.8544.
March 14, 2020
We are living in the midst of a global pandemic crisis, bringing a sudden interruption to the education industry as we know it. We must remain optimistic and hopeful in our future. This is a great opportunity as parents to strengthen the importance of education to our children, as we continue preparing them for college and career success at home. Meanwhile, we are working virtually to continue innovating the College 1st Program, while providing support our students need virtually. Together we will beat this COVID-19 crisis, the new College 1st Program will be stronger than ever and our team will be ready to get back to work with you again. Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, all on-site College 1st events previously scheduled including CAMPs and Family Sessions across the State of Texas have been postponed until further notice. We miss you dearly and look forward to working with you very soon! Please stay safe and healthy!