Two groups of Northeast Elementary School students preparing to be leaders of the future got a look at what the future could look like during a recent visit to the campus of UNC-Wilmington.
The Readers to Leaders and Student Council toured the college campus, heard about degree options at UNC-W and engaged tour guides in a question-and-answer session. “Our main goal, this year, was to allow students to experience a college tour as an elementary student,” said LaToyha Washington, who advises the group with another Northeast faculty member, Q'Neishia Lee.
A mini-grant awarded the women by the Lenoir County Education Foundation, an arm of the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce, helped finance the trip.
“It was a very eye-opening experience for our students,” Washington said.
“In preparation for the trip, they utilized their iPads to create iMovies and Keynote presentations to prepare questions for our tour guides, to research the campus and to educate themselves on the type of programs offered,” she said. “Some of the students shared those presentations with our staff members.”
Readers to Leaders was formed to develop students' leadership abilities and positive attributes, according to Washington.
Next month, the Readers to Leaders and the Student Council will present representatives of Mary's Kitchen with canned goods and coins collected to support the soup kitchen’s efforts during the summer.
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