ASPIRE Members & DELS Launch Operation CARE
University of Delaware undergraduate students were hosts to 80 middle and high school students from Delaware and Pennsylvania during the October 24th Blue & Golden Saturday campus open house.
Activities for the 50 middle school participants were developed and conducted by ASPIRE members and supporters representing five University of Delaware colleges. Featuring a mix of informational and interactive activities, the agenda allowed the students to experience a bit of UD campus-life and focus on planning for the future, with UD students as their guides.
At the middle school level, the focus was on learning about how to prepare in hgh school in order to have many options for postsecondary education and career training.
At the high school level, students were integrated into Blue & Golden Saturday morning information sessions and accompanied by University of Delaware students. All Delaware students attended a luncheon hosted by UD Admissions, where the students learned about UD’s Commitment to Delawareans.
Students from Philadelphia Boys’ Latin Charter School had a noon session with ASPIRE members and learned about summer program opportunities that are designed to help them build competitive academic profiles and resumes, such as FAME, Summer College, and the Aspiring Teacher Internship.
UD’s Diversity Enrichment Leaders (DELS) conducted campus tours and assisted as group leaders for middle and high school students.
ASPIRE President Taria Pritchett led the day’s activities. Taria opened the workshops, assisted with presentations, and supervised all activities. The curriculum for Operation CARE (College Awareness Reaching Everyone) was developed by Taria as a service learning project. She and a group of ASPIRE members worked during the 2009 summer to review the literature on preparing students for college, select strategies, and organize activities that help students understand the college planning process, focusing specifically on helping students understand how to build competitive academic profiles.
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