WHAT: Representatives of Lynwood Unified School District’s Board of Education, Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, and elected officials will gather to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new state-of-the-art STEM lab at Firebaugh High School.

Firebaugh High School students and key leaders will grab their hard hats and shovels to commemorate the new facility, made possible by a grant of $225,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation, which will inspire young learners to pursue success in the District’s College and Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway program.

The lab will allow Firebaugh to double enrollment in its biomedical science and nursing program, along with its advanced manufacturing and engineering program. Those programs currently share a space that limits activities and projects.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2

WHERE: Firebaugh High School
5246 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Lynwood, CA 90262

MORE: The offices of Senator Lena Gonzalez and Congresswoman Nanette Barragán will also be in attendance.

The District’s CTE program provides students with hands-on learning and skills that help them to advance in college and career aspirations. The program typically requires a four-year sequence of classes that ends with a capstone project and an opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications prior to graduation. Each program uses Project Lead the Way framework.