On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Valencia High School (VHS) hosted their third annual AVID barbecue tailgate party for over 600 VHS, Kraemer Middle School, and Valadez Middle School Academy AVID students, families, and staff members before their league opener varsity football game. The students and families were not only treated to a yummy BBQ dinner, but also an exciting victory against Cypress High School! Go Tigers!
The purpose of this tailgate was to build upon the connection between the three AVID programs and to motivate students to stay focused on their goal of attending a college or university after Valencia. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities, especially those traditionally underrepresented in higher education.