Middle school students reminded about college aspirations
About 50 students from Edison, Franklin and Washington Middle Schools, Green Bay, visited campus Friday, May 2. For many, it was a return trip, having visited during Phuture Phoenix Tour Days as fifth-graders. Director of the visit, Juliet Cole, the associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, said the day reflected a continuing outreach by the institute to remind students that college is a viable option. Cole worked with community member Clara Simpson, a mentor from the local African American community to plan the day’s events as most of the students are of African American heritage. The students were reminded to use Phuture Phoenix mentors in the schools as resources, and they had the opportunity to learn about various pre-college programs, listen to compelling personal stories of 10 professionals of color, and mingle with members of UWGB’s Black Student Union.