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Pepsi provides funding annually to the following pre-college outreach groups:
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
2018—19 Participants: 552
- MESA is dedicated to the enhancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) related education and college outreach to K-12 schools in the surrounding Sacramento and Yolo Counties. This program assists with campus STEM tours and provides current UC Davis students as mentors to K-12 students to help guide them into STEM related fields.
- MESA Website
Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
2018—19 Participants: 219
- EAOP serves students who are first in their family to go to college or are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The program provides information about college entrance requirements, how to apply, what happens when you arrive and how to pay for a college education. In the academic year EAOP, worked with over 3,000 students at 32 different schools.
- EAOP Website
Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)
2018—19 Participants: 1,915
- SAYS empowers students to become authors of their own lives and leaders in their schools and communities. As a culmination of year-round activities in schools throughout California, the annual SAYS Summit brings hundreds of students to UC Davis to experience college. The summit brought together 850 youth from different regions, schools, and economic and ethnic backgrounds. Students received a campus tour and participated in a robust program that included keynote speakers, critical literacy workshops, experiential learning, hip-hop stations and more.
- SAYS Website