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Upward Bound’s first-ever Virtual College Tour brings colleges to our students

The college-bound youth in our Calumet Center’s Upward Bound program aren’t able to see potential colleges in person this year, so our staff brought the college visit to them!

During our first-ever Virtual College Tour, representatives from four HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) – Jackson State University, University of Arkansas – Little Rock, Dillard University, and Xavier University – spoke with our youth over Zoom. Each school’s representative shared information and answered questions from the students, on everything from Covid-19 precautions to special programs offered to the quality of the schools’ marching bands.

Special thank you to our presenters:

  • Mr. Chaid Thomas, Jackson State University
  • Ms. Shaysa Lewis, Xavier University
  • Ms. Ashley Pearson, University of Arkansas – Little Rock
  • Mr. J. Christopher Johnson, Dillard University

We enjoyed seeing parents and teachers joining the virtual tour, and our CEO, Ric Estrada, even popped in to say hello.