Phuture Phoenix mentors making GBAPS visits in days ahead; could be late for class

Mary Sue Lavin with Phuture Phoenix Tee

Fifth-grade Green Bay Campus visits postponed until spring

Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Phuture Phoenix program has remained dedicated to its mission to provide an opportunity for students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to believe post-secondary education is important, attainable, and available. Bringing area fifth-and eight-grade students to UW-Green Bay to tour the campus for a day, to expose them to college, has been a big part of delivering that mission. However, as with most things, the pandemic has changed how the Phuture Phoenix program will conduct campus visits this year. In the past, the University has  has hosted nearly 1,600 fifth-grade students from schools across northeast Wisconsin in the fall!

With the continued risks of Covid-19, the fifth-grade campus visits have been rescheduled to spring, with target dates of  Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2021 with the intention of returning to an in-person event. As a result, the spring eight-grade campus visit will not be held, but the program will provide a meaningful Phuture Phoenix experience for them this fall.

UW-Green Bay students will go to the Green Bay Area Public Middle Schools to meet with eighth-graders and share information about post-secondary options and their own lived experiences going to college. UW-Green Bay students are always instructed to ask for permission to miss a part of class.

***Students may ask to be released early or arrive late to class on these dates. **** The dates for those visits are:

  • Friday, Oct. 22 – Edison Middle School
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Franklin Middle School
  • Monday, Nov. 1 – Lombardi Middle School
  • Friday, Nov. 5 – Washington Middle School

College prep starts early, and the Phuture Phoenix campus experiences offer students a first-hand look at the necessary steps to pursue and attain higher education goals, as well as everything a university education can offer.

Thank you for your support of our important mission!

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