Students in Professor Johanna Poethig’s painting and mural class at Cal State Monterey Bay are helping to brighten a park and learning valuable lessons in the process.
They are creating a series of murals that will cover a 300-foot wall at the new Pajaro Neighborhood Park – a 4.9-acre parcel in the largely farm worker community that straddles Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
It will be years before they even graduate from high school, but hundreds of sixth-grade students are already planning for college, thanks to a program at CSU Monterey Bay.
On Dec. 4, more than 500 youngsters from four schools in the Alisal Union School District and one from the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District visited campus. They promised to do their best in school, graduate from high school and pursue a college degree as part of the University Promise of CSU Monterey Bay.