D.C. Sixth-Graders Get Exposure to Life on Georgetown's Campus
March 18, 2013 – More than 150 enthusiastic sixth-graders from three schools in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 7 visited Georgetown’s campus on last week for a short immersion in the college experience during the university’s annual Kids to College Shadow Day.
The Kids2College program, administered by the university’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA), is a six-week program where Georgetown students teach Ward 7 sixth-graders a college preparation curriculum.
The program, which this year took place on March 14, introduces the middle school children to post-secondary education options such as vocational programs, two- and four-year colleges, the admissions process and what they might major in based on career interests.
Students from Ronald H. Brown and John Philip Sousa middle schools and Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy took a tour of campus, listened to lectures on the importance of early college awareness and academic skills needed for college success and heard presentations on career opportunities. The also ate lunch in the university's dining hall, visited residence halls and worked out at the campus gym.