Editor, Index-Tribune:

Gateway to College is a program for students who have dropped out of high school or who are behind in credits that they need to graduate. To be eligible to get in to this program, you must be 16-to-21 years old.

From my own experience, I recommend Gateway to College because it has given me the opportunity to get my diploma. I feel that youth should take advantage of this program because it helps you get your education a lot easier than high school.

Also, getting your high school diploma in this program goes toward your college credits.

Before coming to this program, I was in a high school where I was doing landscaping and recycling. I was never given the opportunity to be in a regular classroom and to learn basic curriculum that I need to get my diploma.

At first, I thought that this program was going to be hard for me because I didn’t get the basics when I was in high school.

For more information, contact Vanessa Luna Shannon at 778-3363, or Guadalupe Navarro 778-3630.

Elsy Garay

Santa Rosa