Reaching Out: Field Trips to Colleges and a Conference

Several 8th grade and high school girls visited Schenectady County Community College in April. They were welcomed by faculty, staff and students with a brief introduction to making connections and exploring possibilities. From there, they were taken on a tour and had opportunities to explore the Culinary, Biotech and Music departments. They were treated to a delicious lunch in the Van Curler Room. They learned about the importance of making great first impressions, etiquette, and the importance of getting an education. They had the opportunity to ask questions of current students, then finished their visit with a “Love Yourself First” activity. Thanks to SCCC for a wonderful visit.

All three middle schools were able to take an 8th grade girls group to meet with some female Math Majors who spent time talking to the girls, taking them on a tour, and dining with then in the cafeteria. MPMS clinician Cathy Snyder reports, “All my MPMS girls want to sign up for college today after they found out that the cafeteria offered an array of dining choices that were delicious.”  Thanks so much to Union College for hosting this special event, a follow-up to last year’s screening of Hidden Figures. [Photos courtesy of Union College and Cathy Snyder.]



Our co-chairs, four muses, and 11 students were fortunate to attend this annual Youth Summit at the Egg. The theme was “On This Journey There is Still Hope.” Conference organizers presented a multimedia journey through history where leaders provided inspiration for the oppressed.
For more information on the event, click here.