The Channel Coast Chapter was created by the NPIEN Board on March 1, 2013 following a meeting of students and parents at Hueneme High School. Students from Hueneme High School, Oxnard High School, Channel Islands High School, California Lutheran University, and Ventura College attended the meeting. Oscar Hernandez, Hueneme Principal, also visited with attendees. Tiloi Tuitama, Hueneme High School Coach and retired firefighter, organized the first chapter meeting. NPIEN Executive Director Dr. Victor Thompson shared the mission of NPIEN and the various resources available on its website, including financial aid and scholarship directories.
The new chapter plans to meet regularly to help students apply for scholarships and discuss higher educational opportunities