Centre prepares Whitney M. Young Scholars for college
RELEASED: June 14, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—For the fifth year in a row, Whitney M. Young Scholars have been getting a glimpse of what college life is like while living and learning on Centre's campus. From June 10 through June 22, rising high school juniors will live in the dorms, attend classes and take part in a variety of social and educational activities on campus and in the community.
The Whitney M. Young Scholars program recruits academically talented students from grades 7-12 to study on area college campuses each summer. The program prepares them for high school graduation and successful entry into post-secondary educational institutions.
During the two-week program, courses are taught in science, language arts, humanities, mathematics, social studies, technology, health and physical education.
Most recently, the group attended Danville's Great American Brass Band Festival. They will tour the National Underground Railroad Museum in Maysville, Ky., and will visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. They'll get to see Babe, the Sheep-Pig at Danville's Pioneer Playhouse, attend a Lexington Legends game, and hear ghost stories from Wayne King, associate director of facilities management at Centre.
Dr. Whitney M. Young Sr. led a prominent boarding high school for African-American youth in Kentucky and served as an educational leader for nearly 40 years. His son 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 U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He died in 1971.For more information on this program, contact J.H. Atkins, assistant vice president and associate professor of education, at (859) 238-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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