FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2016
Honoring the Class of 2016 at the 8th Annual High School Filipina/o Graduation of San Diego
San Diego, CA – The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) will be hosting its 8th High School Filipino/a Graduation of San Diego (HS FilGrad) co-sponsored by the Filipino American Educators Association of San Diego County (FILAMEDA). The celebration will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Centro Cultural de la Raza.
HS FilGrad is an event proudly organized by the members of KAMP to recognize the achievements of all San Diego high school Filipino/a graduating seniors. Students who participate in HS FilGrad will be exclusively eligible for FILAMEDA’s scholarship program. Those who apply must exhibit great dedication to their community as well as excel in academics.
We are extremely proud and excited to be entering our 8th year of the FilGrad. It has been such an honor to meet these talented students right before entering the next phase of their lives. Simply put, HS FilGrad can be explained as a commencement ceremony done Filipino/a style!
“…Filgrad was such an amazing experience for me because I actually felt appreciated for my accomplishments in high school from others…Thank you KAMP and FilGrad for this wonderful experience.” -Mariel Velicaria [2015 FilGrad participant]
We thank the San Diego community for their support if this event, as we continue to anticipate this event for years to come.
If you are interested in participating in HS FilGrad, by having us make a presentation about the event, making a donation, and/or volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP)
KAMP started informally in 2007 as a group of college and recently graduated college students who shared a common vision: to forge relationships with younger Filipin@ American youth in San Diego county in order to build critical knowledge about our identity, history and culture.
KAMP’s vision is to empower and inspire our youth to be fully participatory and transformative in our local and global communities.
KAMP is fiscally sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA).