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January 20, 2018, Emerging Artists, A Student Reading, took place at the Oxnard Public Library, Main Branch, featuring, seven students from: El Camino High School, Fillmore High School, Oxnard College, Oxnard High School, and Ventura College. The event was supported by the Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation, California Poets in the Schools, the Ventura County Arts Council, and Spit Shine. The event was hosted by Fernando Albert Salinas. All proceeds will be donated to the Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate program.

August 17, 2018, Scuffed Diamonds, a curated poetry reading took place at Diamond Realty, located at 460 Santa Clara St. Fillmore, Ca. The reading featured 13 poets from across Ventura County. The event was supported by Diamond Realty, the Ventura County Arts Council, Spit Shine, California Poets in the Schools, Doris Nichols, Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Starbucks, Fidelity National Title, Stewart Title, First American Title, Lawyers Title, and Nickelodeon.

Programa Descubrir The motto or mantra of Programa Descubrir is: “To discover or rediscover the joys of LEARNING”. Programa Descubrir is designed to work with student who have faltered in their educational journey. The intent is to bring those students back to a place where they rekindle their joy of learning and desire to do well in school. Using advisement, counseling, academic strategies and other activities, the desired outcome is to reengage students in the educational process. In reconnecting students can begin to plan for life after high school; to understand their options; to understand their potential; and know that they are connected to valuable resources they can draw from.