Shadow Day @ UCLA
Shadow Day is an event where we bring our Central Valley students to UCLA and give them the opportunity to experience “a day in the life of a UCLA student.” This is a two day event at the end of each spring quarter. Friday is spent on the UCLA campus and in the nearby community of Westwood. In the morning, students are matched with current UCLA students based on educational interests and CVP students “shadow” the UCLA volunteers by going to class with them and accompanying them in their routine activities. In the afternoon and evening, students get a chance to explore the campus, attend workshops from various campus organizations and interest groups, and see student performances in the evening. The students spend the night in the dorms with UCLA students. On Saturday, we take students out to the city of Los Angeles and choose an activity to engage in, such as visiting a beach, museum, or other L.A. landmark, before returning home.