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Student engages with robots during UW-Green Bay campus visit

STUDENTS ENVISION THEIR FUTURE ON CAMPUS

Getting kids on campus helps them visualize college – moving from “”Who me?” to “Yes, me!”

WE’RE GETTING READY!

Save the Date for our fun summer events!

WHAT LEADERSHIP MEANS

Our NEW Scholars share what being a leader means to them

WORKING FOR WHAT SHE LOVES

Scholarship recipient Hannah pursues opportunities outside of the classroom


SEEING THE FUTURE

GETTING KIDS ON CAMPUS HELPS THEM VISUALIZE COLLEGE – MOVING FROM “WHO, ME? TO “YES, ME!”

In addition to weekly student workshops at local schools, the NEW Scholars program added in a monthly visit to a local college/university for the 2021-22 school year. Once there, staff and current college students lead our NEW Scholars in activities and learning opportunities focused on a specific area of study, and team-building & character development exercises.

Campus visit for NEW Scholars
NEW Scholars visited UW-Oshkosh for a tour and activities focused on building a supportive campus community

“The opportunity to experience college life is extremely beneficial for every prospective college student, but especially for first-generation students,” says NEW Scholars Director Carmen Vos. “Being immersed in the campus environment really helps them see themselves as future college students, which reinforces their commitment and boosts their confidence.”

NEW Scholars also have the opportunity to visit other schools throughout the year. They recently traveled to UW-Oshkosh (pictured above), and will visit UW-Madison later this spring.

Having fun on campus, trying out UW-Green Bay's climbing wall
While visiting UW-Green Bay, NEW Scholars checked out their climbing wall!

“We are so thankful for our partnerships with NWTC and UW-Green Bay; they have created so many opportunities for our students and families this year,” explains Carmen.

The partnership with UW-Green Bay has extended to welcoming parents on campus for their monthly parent workshops, too.

CollegeReady can’t say enough about how valuable these on-campus experiences are for our first-generation NEW Scholars and their families, and we’re thankful for our friends and community partners who help make them possible!

YOUR SUPPORT ALLOWS OUR NEW SCHOLARS TO EXPERIENCE A COLLEGE CAMPUS FIRST-HAND, WHICH HELPS THEM SEE THEMSELVES AS FUTURE COLLEGE STUDENTS


WE’RE GETTING READY!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR FUN SUMMER EVENTS!

Summer is coming soon, and we’re getting ready for three awesome CollegeReady events!
We hope you’ll mark your calendar to watch or attend in-person, and cheer on deserving local youth as they step forward in their journey to college.


DEFINING LEADERSHIP

OUR NEW SCHOLARS SHARE WHAT BEING A LEADER MEANS TO THEM


WORKING FOR WHAT SHE LOVES

THANKS TO YOU, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT HANNAH CAN PURSUE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

“I’m a sophomore at Saint Louis University…and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. With your help, I am able to double major in Sports Business and Human Resource Management and minor in Dance. Along with this, I’m on my school’s Division 1 dance team, which has been an amazing, but also very challenging, experience.

After college, I hope to become a high school athletic director, and this scholarship is helping me take the steps to get there. I want to encourage kids to get involved and help instill the values of hard work and teamwork through sports.

I can’t thank you enough for this scholarship. I may be very busy with my commitments but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Because of you, I can do what I love and work toward the future of my dreams.”

HANNAH

Green Bay West High School, 2020 grad
2020, 2021 scholarship recipient

In addition to her membership in a sorority and participation in several clubs on campus, Hannah joined the Saint Louis University Dance Team in 2021!

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