Titan AAPI Ambassador Program


The mission of the Titan AAPI Ambassador Program is to help create and promote a college-going culture by providing support, mentorship, and appropriate resources for students at participating school sites (high school and community college). Titan AAPI Ambassadors are assigned to one local area high school and community college where s/he performs a variety of academic and motivational activities to assist participants in developing college preparatory plans including but not limited to classroom presentations, workshops, one-on-one peer advising sessions, participating in various outreach events and more.
Objectives for ALL Titan AAPI Ambassadors:

  • To understand the importance of social justice and diversity;
  • To outreach, motivate and inform prospective students and their families about educational opportunities of the four systems of higher education;
  • To offer AAPI Titan Ambassadors an opportunity to develop and enhance mentoring skills that are essential in many academic and applied careers;
  • To develop and enhance cultural consciousness that will provide a deeper knowledge and experience within underserved communities;
  • To provide leadership and networking opportunities for professional and personal growth;
  • To develop and enhance community engagement and a commitment to service in communities that are underserved.

Services We Offer at Our Partnership High School Site

Presentations

  • CSU Overview: Provides an overview of the California State University (CSU) system with information about each CSU in specific.
  • CSUF Highlights: Focuses on CSUF’s admission requirements, academic programs, support services, housing options, and student involvement opportunities.
  • EAP: The Early Assessment Program is an academic preparation program to help high school students meet college readiness standards in English language arts and Mathematics before beginning their first semester at a CSU campus.
  • Four Systems: Provides an overview of the four systems of higher education in California: community college, CSU, UC systems and private and independent institutions.
  • Senior Timeline: Covers basic college application and admission timeline. Also focuses on important deadlines, resources on exploring college options, and tips for navigating through senior year.
  • College Transition: Highlights major parts of making a smooth college transition. Also provides deadlines and tips for students and parents as they go through their academic journey.
  • Next Steps Workshop: Next Steps Workshop provides students with the deadlines and “next steps” they should take in their transition to getting to CSUF (i.e. orientation, transcripts, Early Start, etc.).

Workshops

  • CSU Application Workshop: Much like Financial Aid Nights, Application Nights are held in October to help students apply for CSU’s.
  • Financial Aid Night: Schools are open for extended hour for students to c fill out their FAFSA Application, or for parents and students to sit in on presentations about different financial aid opportunities.
  • Lunch/ Afterschool Workshops: In collaboration with the Counseling Office, a variety of lunch and/or after-school workshop may be arranged for students to take advantage of such as Cal State Apply Application, CSUF Student Portal Navigation, Financial Aid and more.

Peer Advising Services

  • One-on-One Advisement: Titan AAPI Ambassadors are available to meet with students individually to explain the college application and admission process and other college related topics including financial aid, scholarships, housing options, major selection, and more.
  • EOP Application Support: The Education Opportunity Program is a program in which incoming freshmen and transfer students may receive academic advising, tutoring, workshops and course, counseling and financial aid. Students who qualify for their services are highly encouraged to apply. Titan AAPI Ambassadors can assist with the application process. 
  • Unofficial Transcript Review: Titan AAPI Ambassadors are trained to provide an unofficial transcript review to gauge a student’s potential eligibility for admission to the California State University system. Topics such as A-G subject requirements, college entrance exams, and CSU Eligibility Index formula will be discussed.

Services We Offer at Our Community College Partnership Site

Presentations

  • CSU Overview: Provides an overview of the California State University (CSU) system with information about each CSU in specific.
  • CSUF Highlights: Focuses on CSUF’s admission requirements, academic programs, support services, housing options, and student involvement opportunities.

Peer Advising Services

  • One-on-One Advisement: Titan AAPI Ambassadors are available to meet with students individually to explain the college application and admission process and other college related topics including financial aid, scholarships, housing options, major selection, and more.

Events

  • Titan Buddy Day: This is an event hosted on CSUF campus where prospective community college students experience a mock lecture, pre-admissions, campus tour and one-one interactions with current CSU Fullerton transfer students. The goal of this event is to allow prospective students an opportunity to experience a day in the life as of a “Titan.”

Coordinator for Titan AAPI Ambassador Program: Asena Taione-Filihia, M.Ed.
Phone: 657.278.5303
Fax: 657.278.7042
Email: Ataione-filihia@fullerton.edu

Schools We Service

La Quinta High School

Coastline Community College