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Winning Futures students from Warren, Michigan’s Community High School recently visited Oakland University (OU). This annual tour illustrates Winning Futures’ Achieving Success workbook lessons on the benefits of continuing education and career goal-setting.
While at OU, students went on a peer-guided tour to experience college’s academic and social environment, including:
• Lecture halls and science labs
• Campus bookstore and library
• Student newspaper and radio station
• Financial aid and admission offices
• Student Union and dormitories.
Students rounded out their day by dining in the campus cafeteria.
“This experience opened a lot of students’ eyes to the fact that college is an option for them,” said Winning Futures’ Vice President and Program Facilitator Laurie Tarter. “In fact, while on our visit, I bumped into four Winning Futures alumni who were currently attending OU. They told me they’d never considered continuing education past high school before taking part in last year’s tour!”
Education and career goal-setting are just a few of the important lessons taught through Winning Futures’ Achieving Success workbooks. To learn more about this unique curriculum, click on the “Purchase Books” button at left.
Our Harper Woods partner program recently took a College tour. The goal was to expose students to the benefits of continuing education and to get students excited about their future education and career goals. This trip, for many of the students, was their first time on a college campus and I think our goal was accomplished!
During the event, students went on a peer-guided tour highlighting important campus offices such as financial aid and admission, as well as the student union, campus bookstore and library. The students not only got to witness the academic environment, they also got a great “snapshot” of the social environment that college life offers.