Every year, we conduct team-building activities which create a cohesive bond among the students. These activities include peer orientations, physical challenges, and social gatherings. We provide experiences that students cannot receive in regular core academic classes, such as annual visits to local universities, including University California Irvine and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Visits to the universities are not simply tours of facilities, but are opportunities for our students to interact with college faculty and college students in a lab setting. Professors design significant problems solving activities, along with their social implications, in which GITA students participate.
Because IT is a very broad field, we provide students with an awareness of possibilities in career choice. We also emphasize how IT is encompassed in all careers. Local business leaders visit our program and provide students with insight into our global economic system which gives them a broader perspective beyond their local school and community.