UofL to host ‘College for a Day’ event for area students


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Signature Partnership program, in conjunction with the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America and other area youth organizations, will host a May 18 “College for a Day” event for middle and high school boys and girls on the Belknap Campus.

    The day-long program is open to youth from area middle and high schools with sessions that range from archaeology to weather. Topics will focus on careers in science and mathematics such as robotics, space exploration and nuclear science. Last year’s program drew more than 130 students from the region.

    “College for a Day is a unique opportunity to share UofL’s faculty expertise and facilities with some of our brightest young minds,” said Daniel Hall, vice president for community engagement.

    “Our goal is to inspire our youth to get a taste of the college experience and begin to prepare for their higher education. We also see this as a complement to the city’s 55,000 Degrees and 15,000 Degree programs,” Hall said.

    UofL’s Signature Partnership collaborates with public and private organizations, schools and government to improve the educational, health, economic and social status of underserved students and families in the Louisville area. In addition to the Boy Scouts, area organizations involved include the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Louisville Central Community Centers, the Louisville mayor’s Office for Youth Development, Metro United Way and the Louisville Urban League.