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


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville is once again partnering 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 p.m., Saturday, May 17, for the third annual “College for a Day.”

    The day-long event will feature UofL faculty and staff leading sessions on topics ranging from dentistry to crime prevention. Many classes focus on science, technology and math-related subjects. Scouts in attendance can also work toward earning a merit badge for each session.

    In addition to the Boy Scouts, other partners include 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. Participants can register at facebook.com/CollegeForADay or www.lhcbsa.org. The registration deadline is May 2.

    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.

    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.