Monday, August 18, 2014

Middle schoolers have fun and learn in New England

More than 100 middle schoolers spent time in New Hampshire this summer as part of the College Success Foundation's Higher Education Readiness Opportunity (HERO) program. According to the story on, DC kids experience NH coast, the students visited colleges and universities and spent time at the Seacoast Science Center "learning about intertidal ecology, forest ecology, sharks and geology."

From the online story:

According to HERO Advisor William Walker, "We want to push these kids out of their comfort zones; to broaden their horizons. Getting them involved in hands on learning is the best way to expose them to new opportunities and promote life preparedness."

Walker noted that 95 percent of the students enrolled in the HERO program graduate from high school as compared to the 3 percent high school graduation rate for the district. HERO offers support to the students throughout the year, with advisors working on-site during the school year.

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