Vital Link, an educational and workforce development nonprofit based in Tustin, California, connects middle and high schoolers with community colleges, giving them the opportunity to visit college campuses, talk with college faculty members, and get a bit of hands-on experience in a variety of subjects. All the programs are offered at no charge to students. “We want to be sure that every student in Orange County has the ability to explore career paths so they can find the right career path for their future,” said Neda Arab, senior program director for Vital Link. “We want to give them the right skills to be successful for any career they go into.”   Read more.