Staff Report
Allan Hancock College’s Bulldog Bound program is now providing fun and educational activities for local children in a virtual video format.
This week, the college released four Bulldog Bound activity videos. The videos allow children, their teachers and parents to watch demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities taught by Hancock faculty. The videos are available on Hancock’s YouTube page free of charge.
“In the past, we invited students from our local elementary schools to come to our campuses and participate in these activities in person,” said Bulldog Bound Coordinator Maggie Moreton. “We really wanted to continue to provide this program, so we made the decision to go virtual in an effort to keep this fun and create interactive activities accessible to students in a safe format.”
Children can learn to construct paper buildings with the “Bulldog Builders” video, bake delicious lemon and blueberry cupcakes with the “Culinary Canines” video, learn about basic chemistry with the “Chem Dogs” video or learn how to sprout their own seeds at home with the “Wag the Ag” video.
The goal of the Bulldog Bound program is to foster a college-going culture among local elementary school children by introducing them to the programs of study and opportunities available at Hancock. Bulldog Bound also helps children and their parents learn more about the Hancock Promise, which guarantees the first year at AHC tuition and fee-free for students who graduate from a high school within the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District.
“The workshops and demonstrations are a great introduction to what we do at Hancock and give kids a chance to explore their own interests,” said Moreton. “We want these students to see all the possibilities open to them at Hancock.”
Moreton said the college expects to add additional videos in February and March 2021. For more information on the Bulldog Bound program, visit