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Project B.E.S.T.

What is Project BEST?
 
Project BEST is a partnership between the Kern High School District, California State University, Bakersfield, the local business community, parents, and students. It is privately funded and financially administered by the Kern High School District Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization.
 
The Plan
  • Identify able young African-American males
  • Guide them through a college preparatory program
  • Encourage academic excellence and good attendance starting with the freshman year
  • Offer enrichment activities
  • Acquaint students with educational opportunities
  • Assist with college applications and scholarships
 
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@IHSProjectBEST
Upcoming Meetings/Events:

January

  • 1/19 Meeting at lunch in Room P10
  • 1/30 HBCU College Fair at Bakersfield College
    • 11:30am - 2pm
    • Lunch will be provided
  • 1/31 Step Afrika at Bakersfield College
    • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    • Attend on your own

*Seniors work on completing Project Best scholarships


February

  • 2/4 WHS Conference at West High
    • 9am - ?
  • 2/6 Black History Concert: School Yard Rap
    • 11am - 1pm
    • Lunch will be provided
  • 2/17 Black History Month Conference at Bakersfield College
    • 9am - 2pm
    • Lunch will be provided
  • 2/22 Meeting at lunch in Room 714
    •  Lunch will be provided

March

  • 3/16 Meeting at lunch in Room 714
    • Lunch will be provided
  • 3/29 Best Men in Business
    • TBA

April 

  • 4/19 Meeting at lunch in Room 714
    • Lunch will be provided
  • 4/27 Senior Scholarship Banquet
    • Lunch at Hodel’s
  • College Field Trip TBD

May

  • 5/18 End of Year luncheon in Room 714
    • Lunch will be provided