Over 17,000 fifth-graders served: Phuture Phoenix returns, Oct. 13 and 15
UW-Green Bay will host its 12th annual Phuture Phoenix Days Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 15, welcoming nearly 1,400 area fifth-graders who will tour campus and explore life as potential college students. The program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. The program has hosted a total of 17,241 fifth grade students on tour days since 2003. To help support the large number of participants, there will be more than 250 UW-Green Bay students serving as role models and group leaders for the day and at least 120 faculty and staff members participating. This year, every visiting fifth-grader will visit a lecture, a residence hall, the Kress Events Center, and enjoy a meal on campus.