The day's events were kicked off by a formal welcome by Principal "Tripp" Roland W. Doepner, III, who detailed the successful implementation of the Career Technical Pathways Program sponsored by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Gabriel Pimental, Transition to College Project Coordinator, talked about SCIC's work at Sherman over the last few years.
The honorable Rusty Bailey, Mayor of Riverside, talked about the city's initiative to advocate for healthier living choices for youth as well as the city's commitment to supporting Sherman Indian High School's garden program through training programs and helping to install a new water-wise drip irrigation system. He proceeded to donate a composter to the school and in turn received a certificate of recognition from Paula Starr, Executive Director of SCIC, Inc.
Christine Sanchez, Director of Domestic Programs for Giving Children Hope, announced the donation of 50 mattresses along with bedding, pillows, blankets, linens, and shoes to the student dorms with the additional goal of donating another 250 mattresses by the start of the next school year.
To wrap up the day, an ice cream truck rolled up on campus, and with help from the SCIC staff, gave ice cream sundaes to all of the students, while two bounce houses were set up to allow the students to blow off a little steam.