Department of Parks and Recreation Takes Students on Fall College Tour

Posted on  11/26/2013 11:28 am

Photo of Fall College Tour

The Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a Fall College Tour, and provided high school students the opportunity to visit colleges and universities in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

The City’s college tour looks to take high school students on a guided tour of each college campus; meet with faculty and seek advice from counselors of their perspective major; speak with financial aid representatives to learn about potential scholarship and financial aid opportunities; and meet with admissions counselors to learn more about each school's admissions policies and deadlines.

“If we want our young people to be our future leaders and have a positive impact on the community, we must expose them to different colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Parks and Recreation’s college tour provides children with a valuable opportunity to get the college experience firsthand.”

This year, 35 students, who were in the 10th through 12th grade, attended the Fall College Tour and visited the University of Maryland Baltimore-County, American University, College of William and Mary, Hampton University and Norfolk State University.