Editor's note: This corrects Henry T. Nicholas' job titles with Broadcom.
NEWPORT BEACH — It's a common assumption in Newport Beach that kids grow up with a connection to the ocean.
However, many children live a 15-minute drive from the water's edge but have rarely, or never, dipped their feet in the Pacific. That's where "Day at the Bay" comes in.
On Friday, 23 Santa Ana students, ages 14 to 19, from the Nicholas Academic centers spent their day at the bay.
UC Irvine hosted the day, which began with a quick Back Bay lesson at the science center, then the teens took kayaks out on the water.
In the afternoon, the group headed over to UC Irvine for a tour by Vice Chancellor Manuel Gomez.
Funded by Henry T. Nicholas, a Newport Coast resident and co-founder and former chairman, president and chief executive of Broadcom, the Nicholas Academic Centers are focused on providing motivational experiences and academic guidance for at-risk youth in Santa Ana.