DANVILLE, KY—For the fourth year in a row, Whitney M. Young Scholars have been getting got a glimpse of what college life is like while residing and learning on the Centre College campus. From June 11 through Friday, June 23, rising high school juniors have been living in the dorms, attending classes and taking part in a variety of social and educational activities.
The Whitney M. Young Scholars program recruits academically talented students from grades 7-12 to study on area college campuses each summer. Over a six-year period, the program prepares them for high school graduation and successful entry into post-secondary educational institutions. Participants in the program at Centre are rising 11th-graders from the Jefferson County (Ky.) area.
During the two-week program, courses are taught in science, language arts, humanities, mathematics, social studies, technology, heath and physical education. The students also had the opportunity to take ballroom dancing lessons from Mykol Hamilton, H.W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H. Professor of Psychology at Centre.
The group attended Danville's Great American Brass Band Festival, toured the National Underground Railroad Museum in Maysville, Ky., and visited the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Whiney M. Young Sr. led a prominent boarding high school for African-American youth in Kentucky. He served as an educational leader for nearly 40 years. Dr. Whitney M. Young Jr., born in Lincoln Ridge, Ky., was a civil rights leader. He was executive director of the National Urban League, and served on commissions under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He died in 1971.
For more information on this program, contact J.H. Atkins at (859) 238-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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