Falling on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday was started 7 years ago to inspire philanthropic giving during the commerce-centered holidays. AISS invites you to consider you supporting our scholars this #GivingTuesday, as we are still raising money for laptops for our Class of 2021.To find out more, visit our website
to see where your donations go and read Scholar's testimonials.
As the days progressed, the time came for our AISS scholars to take the SAT test
November 2nd; they were all ready for an experience to remember. Since they had been prepping for the SAT with Dr. Rojas and Dr. Ortiz, the scholars marched into their classrooms ready for what was about to commence. With three hours and fifty minutes on the clock...they began. In the end, our scholars gained a new feel for the SAT and will have the opportunity to demolish the test in the future.
This month, AISS scholars also attended Chapman University’s Open Campus Day
. During Session I, Chapman’s alumni discussed their experiences in their career, which gave the scholars a deeper understanding about those specific careers. Afterwards, the scholars met with AISS staff along with their parents and families, where the scholars presented their project topics for the fall. They also met with Dr. Andrew Lyon, the founding dean of Chapman University's Fowler School of Engineering
. This experience was a time for them to practice networking and understand more about the university system. Debbie also informed the parents what the scholars have been doing in the class meetings such as writing prompts and preparing for the SAT.
AISS Scholars with parents at Chapman University's Interfaith Center
Dr. Andrew Lyon with Dr. Ortiz
Last but certainly not least, the scholars were able to participate in the AISS 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon
. As the scholars and sponsors bowled, they were able to introduce themselves to new faces and make some new acquaintances.
Photos from our 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon
AISS’ guests from the Veterans Legal Institute
ended up being the top-winning team, winning prizes like a baseball signed by Angels player Zack Cozart
Executive Director Debbie Wells with Veterans Legal Institute Team
AISS would like to thank NPI Services, Modern Woodmen, Edwards Lifesciences, Brysani Consulting, Nidia Garcia
and our own Dr. Rojas
for sponsoring the event. Because of you, we raised over $4,000
to go toward laptops for our dedicated scholars, and also raised money for The Veteran’s Legal Institute. We’d also like to thank the amazing staff at Bowlmor
in Tustin for being gracious, attentive hosts.
The scholars had a blast and are looking forward to the upcoming events planned for them.