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WESLEYAN RECAP When we arrived at Wesleyan, the first thing we did was meet up with Kevin Le, a 2014 Access alumni who had been trying to convince us to attend the University in the weeks leading up to the trip. Seeing him was equal parts joyous and emotional. Kevin and I were both on […]


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TRINITY RECAP Our second stop was Trinity, which was about a 2 hour drive from where we got lunch. As we drove through Connecticut by an expressway, we saw many lush, green trees and open ponds. This is not like San Diego at all because of the drought. We arrived at Trinity and parked near […]


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TRAVELING AND HARVARD RECAP We arrived at Boston at 6 AM on a red-eye flight and headed straight to Harvard. Even though both of us had been to the East Coast, we had never been to Boston before, and it was truly a whole new world to us. We drove through the city besides the […]


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Access Youth Academy has several students who have been granted the opportunity to travel and study abroad. This is such an exciting time for them to explore and broaden their horizons by seeing the world and interacting with others. Yan from Team 1 had the opportunity this summer to travel to and across Europe. Here’s […]

Meet the Newest Addition to the Access Team

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Meet Soraya: Soraya joined Access Youth Academy in August 2015. Born and raised in South San Diego, Soraya became the first in her family to enroll and graduate from a four-year university. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies. Shortly after […]


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ACCESS ON THE NUSEA CITIZENSHIP TOUR – RECAP WRITTEN BY JOHNNY The citizenship tour, sponsored by NUSEA, was an incredible experience. Not many people can say they were interviewed by the Secretary of Education, or were able to meet four senators within the same day. It’s a memory to be treasured and learned from in […]

Access on The NUSEA Citizenship Tour, Day 1

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  Day 1 by Johnny Wednesday – July 15, 2015 When Chrissy mentioned that we would have to write blog posts every night after a day full of citizenship-tour-y things, I figured that I would get the jump on it and write a bit on the flight over. I’ve already learned a few things, and […]

Access on the NUSEA Citizenship Tour, Day 3

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  Day #3 July 18, 2015 Today was such a great day considering the fact that we moved from city to city. It was an amazing experience to see the Big Apple and travel to Liberty Island to see the iconic Statue of Liberty in person. Traveling to Ellis Island was incredible to see the […]

Access on The NUSEA Citizenship Tour

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The First Day on The NUSEA Citizenship Tour By Kevin L. Thursday July 16th, 2015 After traveling into NYC at 2 in the morning, I had the opportunity to stay in Harlem. The neighborhood of Harlem is very quiet and calm and I enjoyed being around the area. Johnny (an Access Student), Nick (our host) […]

College Update: Perla Rubi, Junior at Bowdoin University

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Access College Update: Perla Rubi “This summer I have been interning at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I was part of the Physician Scientist Training Program in high school and they gave me the opportunity as an undergraduate to intern at one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals. I am working in Dr. Margot […]