UofL to host College for a Day for area youth




    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — UofL is working with the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America and other local youth organizations for a one-day event to help young students learn skills that prepare them for college and the real world.

    Middle and high school students from across the region are invited to visit UofL’s Belknap Campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat., May 21, for the fifth annual “College for a Day.”

    The event will feature UofL faculty and staff leading sessions on topics ranging from dentistry to crime prevention. Scouts in attendance can also work toward earning a merit badge for each session.

    In addition to the Boy Scouts, other partners include Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Learning for Life and Explorer Clubs, the Boys and Girls Club, Louisville Metro parks, Louisville Urban League, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Central Community Center, Metro United Way and the Mayor’s Office for Youth Development.

    The cost for participants is $15, which covers program materials and a lunch cookout at the Red Barn. For registration, visit http://facebook.com/CollegeForADay or www.lhcbsa.org.

    Parents are welcome to visit campus with their children and can speak with UofL admissions and financial aid representatives during the morning session. Campus tours also will be available.


    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.