Tar Heel State
On March 8th and 9th, 37 young ladies from W. L. Parks Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the state of North Carolina to visit college campuses. They visited Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Then they traveled to Livingstone College located in Salisbury.
The purpose of this tour was to promote college & career readiness and to expose students to higher education as well as historical black colleges and universities (HBCU).
Representatives from each college or university met with the young ladies, providing them with information ranging from the school’s history, requirements for admissions, college majors and scholarships. Students also had the opportunity to visit classrooms, dorms and talk with current students. A valuable lesson of the importance of education at any age was shared by Ramona Hart, a former Parks’ employee who decided to pursue her dream of achieving a college degree at Livingstone College.
This trip was made possible by the Parks Pals Mentoring Program and Forever Family Atlanta, Inc.