Sunday, June 5, 2011

and it's official...

i now have an 8th grader, a junior and a senior in highschool!
i can't believe how time flies.

as soon as the new school year starts
my guy will be busy filling out those college applications,
looking for and applying for scholarships...

thankfully, he had the opportunity to
attend UNC Chapel Hill's Project Uplift
with his bff...
they left on a road trip to chapel hill last thursday
and got to experience dorm and campus life for a few days.
Each year, high school guidance counselors across North Carolina nominate students to attend the two-day program. They are from the top 25 percent of their class and are from historically underrepresented populations: African American, American Indian, Latina/o, Asian American, low-income, rural and first-generation.
Project Uplift allows students to experience Carolina for themselves and gain essential information about the campus.
The program’s main goal is to recruit students to UNC-Chapel Hill, but program organizers also focus on helping students choose the college, university or higher education opportunity that best serves their needs. Campus administrators and faculty show the students how to apply for scholarships and student aid, as well as teach them how to apply themselves in an academic setting.
Project Uplift challenges and encourages students to become leaders. Participants leave knowing more about themselves and others, and how to make a college experience work for them. UNC-Chapel Hill is a committed and inclusive community of people who want to make life successful. Participants have the opportunity to learn, to network and to make lifelong friends.
it was a great opportunity for both of them.
they learned a lot and it was a great experience!


ilene @ muchloveilly said...

my mom always says the same thing about us growing up so fast. and now that i'm "older" i can see what she means. im sure it'll be even crazier when i have my own kids!

Mongs said...

hope your boy gets a scholarship! your kids are so grown up already. I have two boys, one is entering his teens at 13. Not sure what to expect. Thanks for dropping by my blog, really appreciate it. HAve a good week!