Bassett Unified Students Connect with Community, Focus on Mental Health

LA PUENTE – Bassett High School senior Sarah Nguyen helped connect her fellow students with college representatives and community professionals, led yoga and aromatherapy workshops and organized a day of play with puppies.

All of these amazing events, focusing on community connectivity and mental health awareness, were organized by the high school’s Bassett Connects Club launched in 2017 and guided by Activities Director Christina Topjian.
“Bassett Connects is all about positivity and preparing ourselves for the future,” Nguyen said.

In December, Bassett Connects students raised awareness for mental health, offering three days of events designed to alleviate the stress of finals week, beginning with arts & crafts and aromatherapy, followed by yoga and meditation and finally a day of play with puppies.

In March, Bassett Connects hosted a Mentor Expo that connected students with community experts, professionals and college representatives. Students attended presentations on marketing and business, engineering and technology and law enforcement.

“We focus on finding the issues that actually matter in students’ lives and find ways to incorporate that into the education process,” Topjian said. “We are looking forward to sharing our mission and vision with the District and our community.”

Bassett Connects is just one of the many amazing programs that will be featured at the District’s Celebrating Bassett showcase from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Torch Middle School’s Watanabe Center.
04-17-19_BASSETT_CLUB_1: Bassett Connects students held a Mentor Expo for Bassett High School students, connecting them with professionals, college representatives and community experts March 8.
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