Stanton Optical Helps HEP Students
HEP is a national high school equivalency program available to people and their children with a history of seasonal farm work. HEP is a federally funded program through a grant from the United States Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.
HEP, which has been around since 1967, serves over 7,000 people annually throughout the United States. The program helps students prepare and study for their GED test. Students enrolled in HEP receive English and Spanish classroom instruction and tutorial help in the areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
Sean Maldonado, General Manager of the Stanton Optical store in Bakersfield, California is a proud supporter of the program.
Sean mentions that “our location has also partnered up with the HEP program here in Bakersfield which is connected with the California State University of Bakersfield. We have been working together since November 2012. HEP is an educational equity program which serves individuals who are migrant or seasonal farm workers and their families.
HEP helps students who have dropped out of high school or who did not have the opportunity to finish high school. Each student is given an allowance for their eye care and I have earned their business by providing them with different economical options for their students.”
4 Locations to Choose From in California
The California HEP program is part of the National HEP program.
- California State University, Bakersfield
- HEP/High School Equivalency Program
- 9001 Stockdale Highway 23 AE
- Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Students enrolled in the HEP program in California can take classes at 4 different locations.
- Alicante Avenue School – Lamont, CA
- Mira Monte High School – Bakersfield, CA
- Independence High School – Wasco, CA
- McFarland Learning Center – McFarland, CA
Corporate Giving and Community Involvement
Stanton Optical’s core values have remain unchanged since the formation of our company in 2006. Community involvement helps foster a stronger work environment by having our employees take part in common goals. Company Co-Founder Daniel Stanton supports the building of safer, stronger and better educated neighborhoods through enrichment of the communities where we live, work and play.