Foster Care Students Experience College Life at UA in Summer Program
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A select group of high school students who are living in foster care will have the opportunity to participate in a summer camp at The University of Alabama in the Nsoro Precollegiate Summer Program June 24-29.
The camp is being run in conjunction with the Nsoro Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization that provides support to foster care youth who strive to attend college.
Some 20 high school students will be selected to attend the camp, which will include a series of college preparation workshops and other activities on campus.
“This is the second year UA has hosted this camp. I think it is extremely important to expose students to college life at an early age regardless of their background,” said Dr. Lowell Davis, assistant dean of students and assistant to the vice provost for academic affairs.
As part of Alabama Reach, UA’s foster student initiative, Davis works directly with UA students who are or were in foster care, wards of the state or now emancipated.
With support from the Nsoro Foundation, volunteers and UA faculty and staff, the high school students will learn about the college experience and will be provided with personal, financial and educational support.
“We want to let all high school students know that college is an option for them, and to also let current UA students who are in foster care know that we are here to support them as well,” Davis said.
For more information, contact Davis at 205/348-3326, email@example.com.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.