WILMORE, KY—The Asbury University School of Education, in partnership with the school’s Admission’s Office and with the support of a generous grant from PNC Bank, is sponsoring “College Awareness Day” for Black Achievers of Central Kentucky (grades 7-12) on Saturday.
To be held on Asbury’s main campus, at the institution’s Challenge Course and Equine Center, the purpose of this day for Black Achiever youth is to enhance their college awareness and readiness by introducing them to various majors they could pursue in college, to college life in general, and to provide guidance for choosing among college and career options.
For Asbury’s School of Education, this day provides opportunity for its Education majors to gain experience in working with diverse populations of middle school and high school students.
Finally, this event is sponsored to provide a service for the adult Black Achiever volunteers/mentors who give of their time regularly throughout the school year to work with youth in the regular, bi-monthly and Saturday morning programming of Black Achievers.
The goals of the Black Achievers program include improving academic deficiencies, increasing the percentage of students who graduate from high school and to help youth understand and evaluate their life options.
On Saturday, while the seventh graders will be at Asbury’s Equine Center learning about the Equine Major, the care of horses, and experiencing a trail ride, the 8th graders will be honing their team work and communication skills on Asbury’s Challenge Course.
Meanwhile, on the main campus, youth in grades 9-12 will be welcomed and view an Admission’s presentation about the University in the Student Center. Afterwards, they will participate in break-out sessions covering a variety of topics, from personal finance to career/college major decision guidance to topics from academic disciplines/majors such as communication arts, educational technology, media communications, math and art.
The event will conclude with brunch in Asbury’s cafeteria followed by a short tour of campus.