Kenosha, WI – April 13, 2018 – Last week, 55 teens from Kenosha, Racine and the suburbs of Chicago went on a road trip to visit numerous colleges in the south and on the east coast. Over a dozen students in the group were Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha members. This experience was made possible by the Kenosha Community Foundation grant, as part of the Club’s Diplomas to Degrees program.
The trip was facilitated by Alvin Owens of Education Youth Development Outreach. Education Youth is in their 20th year of offering college tours and educational awareness trips. Felicia Dalton, Director of Prevention & Outreach for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, helped to plan logistics and led the group as one of many chaperones.
“It was great for the kids to be on college campuses and see people who look like them thriving,” said Dalton. “Some students who are farther along in their college search became more interested in one, or a few of the schools we visited. And we saw students who never thought college was an option, realize the steps and actions necessary to get there. The trip was eye-opening for the students in many different ways.”
In Atlanta, visits included Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University and Georgia Tech University. In North Carolina the group toured Duke University, NC at Chapel Hill and NC A&T University. Virginia schools included Norfolk State University, Hampton University and Old Dominion University. Lastly in Washington DC, students toured Howard University, Georgetown University and saw many historical landmarks.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most, and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.