Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wake Forest Reaches Out to Local Students

Earlier this month, the Wake Forest University Schools of Business and Law welcomed 24 students from Hill Arts Magnet Middle School to the Worrell Professional Center on April 9, 2010 as part of the Achievement Through Partnership Adopt-a-School program. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. had the vision to raise expectations for these students to not only attend college, but to consider graduate educations in business or law.
Christopher Martin, the Guide Right Director of the Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, organized the event with the help of Dr. Derrick Boone (below), Associate Professor of Marketing, Dr. Timothy Davis, Professor of Law, and Eugene Young, President of Wake Forest University’s Black MBA Association.
The 7th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to attend an MBA or Law class, tour the campus and take part in a question and answer session with graduate students, professors and working professionals.
This field trip to Wake Forest University was one in a series of activities for the Achievement Through Partnership Adopt-a-School program. In March, students took part in a career assessment exercise to match their talents and passions with career fields.

To view a video about the program, go here.


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