March 13, 2006 — This spring, 1,500 sixth graders will visit the
On March 22, the elementary school students, all from Title I schools, will begin their day with a campus tour, given by
“Project Youth gets sixth graders excited to pursue higher education by exposing them to college life,” says Yevgeniya Kopeleva, this year’s Project Youth co-director.
Now in its 16th year, Project Youth targets students from Title I schools where the majority of the students come from families that are at or below the poverty level, a socioeconomic status that decreases the likelihood that these children will attend college. Project Youth reaches out to young students at an early age and exposes them to higher education in hopes of motivating them to stay in school and plan for college.
“I look forward to volunteering with Project Youth every year. I meet aspiring young students and share with them what it means to be a college student,” says Nitasha Bennett, Project Youth committee member.
Over the past 15 years, Project Youth, this year sponsored by Morgan Stanley, has depended heavily on the