VIA Connecting to Success is a high-impact workforce preparation program in a business conference format. Over 100 volunteer mentors from the business community lead students through role-playing, case studies, group discussions, and individual assessments to build workplace professionalism, and the ability to influence others as responsible adults.

VIA Connecting to Success VIA Connecting to Success was developed in the Santa Clarita Valley through a unique partnership between the Valley Industry Association and the VIA Education Foundation.  These two organizations work to deliver this innovative program to more than 2500 high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley each year.

Beginning with a few hundred students from one high school in the Santa Clarita Valley, Connecting to Success has grown into a program that has been replicated in communities in other cities.  Currently, in the Santa Clarita Valley, eight high schools, and some Charter Schools are participating in the Connecting to Success Program.

Participating High Schools Include:

  • William S. Hart High School
  • Bowman High School
  • Golden Valley High School
  • Saugus High School
  • Valencia High School
  • West Ranch High School
  • Academy of the Canyons

VIA Connecting to Success


Join the VIA Education Foundation and the Valley Industry Association
In mentoring today’s high school students to prepare them for their future!

How you can help:  Become a Facilitator! Call the VIA Office at 661-294-8088 or email admin@via.org 

Facilitate a breakout session at Connecting to Success.   Team up with a friend and help deliver the program that is preparing Santa Clarita’s workforce.  VIA is also able to select a partner on your behalf.  Program training is provided by VIA**.  Work-readiness session topics include:

Get that Job – the importance of interpersonal skills in interviewing and the workplace

Building Your Image – creating and retaining a successful image

Money Smarts – how to protect and build your financial future, basic banking and credit

For more information contact:
Kathy Norris, CEO/President of VIA