Upcoming Programs and Events

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Santa Ana College Bionics Academy

July 10-11, 2024 | Santa Ana College

Join us this summer for an exciting journey into the world of bionics at our free Summer Bionics Academy! Led by college professors, this unique program offers hands-on experience in building bionic kits, aimed at developing engineering skills. Discover the endless possibilities and career opportunities in the bionics field!


Vital Link Summer Academy Culmination Breakfast

August 6, 2024 | TBD

Enjoy a free, delicious breakfast, share memorable moments, and connect with fellow students, parents, industry professionals, and the Vital Link team.

Don’t miss this opportunity to honor the end of an enriching summer session. 


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Empowering Futures Annual Benefit

September 21, 2024 | JW Marriott Anaheim

Join us for an unforgettable evening, where you’ll witness the incredible talents of our students. See our students shine as they take on roles as presenters, photographers, musicians, DJs, decorators, and more. Get ready to be inspired and amazed by their passion and creativity! Tickets and sponsorship levels are available.

Past Events

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June 10-14, 2024 | Edwards Lifesciences

Forty high school students from Irvine Unified completing our week-long summer program. During the academy, students developed their skills in financial literacy, entrepreneurial mindset, career mapping, and more. They learned of all the various career pathways, discovered internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and connected and networked with industry professionals.


Golden West College NEXT Academy

June 3-7, 2024 | Golden West College

Over the course of a week, students from Golden West College engaged in workshops covering essential topics such as financial literacy, networking, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. We capped off the week with an inspiring mentor roundtable discussion featuring industry professionals from various fields. 

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Electric Vehicle Challenge

May 4, 2024 | Saddleback College

With 17 teams from 9 high schools, the year’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge was a success! It is always great to see the passion, creativity, and drive from these exceptional students each year. 

This year’s winners:

1st Place | Foothill Custom

2nd Place | Foothill Kit

3rd Place | CAMS Team Ailurus