Celebrating our Phuture Phoenix this week!

Phuture Phoenix Students at the Kress Events Center

Have you seen the bright yellow shirts on campus this week? It’s the Phuture Phoenix! Area 5thgraders were invited on-campus to learn more about UW-Green Bay and get excited about joining the “phuture” ranks of UW-Green Bay students.

The Phuture Phoenix program provides an opportunity for students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to believe that post-secondary education is important, attainable and available to them. Their experience while visiting campus can be incredibly impactful, inspiring academic success and alerting young people to the incredible opportunities that can create their future, and that involve higher education.

Current UW-Green Bay students volunteer to answer questions, give tours and get to spend the day with these energetic young minds. “I just want to start off by saying, these two days will definitely be memories that will last a lifetime. The look on kids’ faces says everything when they see what the campus holds. Unlimited questions from all students along with even the teachers themselves,” said one student. Other volunteers commented on how many questions the 5th graders had and how much fun it was to connect with them. 

“The Phuture Phoenix on-campus tours are such a great example of the community collaboration we promote on a regular basis,” said Mary Sue Lavin, director of the Phuture Phoenix program. “Our student volunteers had so much fun, and much to say about the 5th graders. They experience first-hand, the impact this program has on local youth. What a great two days for campus visits!”

Thanks to all of the faculty, staff and students who ensure the youth of our community have an incredible experience while visiting campus, learning about UW-Green Bay and the importance of pursuing a degree at UW-Green Bay. Go Phuture Phoenix!

Check out these pictures from the West De Pere Intermediate School and Oconto Unified School District. Thanks for visiting!!

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Phuture Phoenix 2022

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication.

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