Rancho Cielo Youth Campus (Contributed)

SALINAS — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), in partnership with the Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA), recently sponsored $5,000 worth of bus passes for the students of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus.

“Access to transportation is access to opportunity,” said MST General Manager/CEO Carl Sedoryk. “We are proud to partner with Monterey County Hospitality Association to support these students as they take steps to shape a better future for themselves, their families and our community.”

Students enroll at Rancho Cielo to complete their high school education, receive vocational training and gain skills to become responsible, productive members of the community. Getting to school has always posed a challenge to many students.

“Transportation has been identified as one of the top barriers students experience to education and employment,” said Chris Devers, CEO of Rancho Cielo. “We’re thankful to our partners at MST and MCHA for helping support our students with the means to access safe, reliable transportation to attend classes at Rancho Cielo and get to work, internships and local community colleges.”

MST is doing its part to help these young people pursue their goals. Bus passes can be used to get to school, internships, work or simply connect with friends and family. Passes can be used systemwide, anytime.

“Monterey County Hospitality Association supports the Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Program through ongoing collaborations, career development programs and one-on-one mentorships,” said Kristin Horton, Monterey County Hospitality Association executive director. “Partnering with MST at the Association’s Annual Gala Fundraiser has been a wonderful way for our membership to support the hospitality industry while also giving back to the community and the students at Rancho Cielo directly.”

For more information, visit mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll-free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.

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