Cuts Threaten Univ. of California Outreach Program The University of California has always had a mission to educate the state's youth. For nearly 30 years the U.C. system has had a system called Early Academic Outreach to help prepare poor and minority students to become qualified as applicants to the U.C. system. That program faces drastic budget cuts this year, however, and next year is eliminated from the budget. Proponents fear that those cuts strike at the heart of the U.C. mission. From member station KPBS, Beth Ford reports.