Barstow Community College invites students, parents, grandparents, teachers, residents and business owners — in other words, everyone — to its College Promise kickoff event at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center, 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow.

Superintendent/President Dr. Deborah DiThomas will provide information on the pilot program for 2017 that guarantees free BCC tuition for 100 students from the Barstow, Silver Valley and Baker school districts.  

Participants will learn how the class of 2017 high school graduates can participate in the initial phase of the "Promise" program at Barstow Community College.