It is easy to think of college as far off in the future, not worth thinking about in the present. But savvy middle school students and parents know that college is just around the corner, and worth preparing for now. Below are three ways middle school students and parents can work together to ensure they are on track for college and career readiness. Develop scholarly habits College students have to keep track of a large amount of work, read frequently, and manage their time.
"My son had a feel of what college was...however, this program opened him up a bit more," says one proud parent of a student that participated in the I Can! Summer Residential Program. "He has become more accountable for the things he's supposed to do. He was able to make new friends. He also gained more insight about the college experience." Parents of our I Can! students have been giving rave reviews of the program, describing it as a transformative experience and one th
Our I Can! Summer Residential Program is gaining recognition around our community. The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences highlighted I Can! in an article on it's news page. "A group of 40 enthusiastic middle school students took mock computer science courses this summer as part of the University at Buffalo’s Liberty Partnership Program’s “I Can” residential summer program", the article begins. There are also quotes from the UB professors that
In what has become one of the most unique Middle School summer experiences in Western New York, The I Can! Residential Program just completed it's 3rd year and it was definitely our best yet. I Can! was our primary focus in the month of July with one week of orientation and 3 weeks of programming for students from our 3 partner schools. Here's a list of the programming that we provided our future College Scholars: SEL skills workshops in leadership and goal setting Recreati
Another school year has ended and we're proud of the work done here at UB Liberty Partnerships Program. Across all of our partner schools and in our community, UB LPP students made an impact. I'd like to explore some of the great gains our students made this school year: June means the end of the school year, so we spent some time closing out our in-class services and finding special ways to say goodbye to our students. Surveys: We completed comprehensive surveys with all
For the second year in a row, 100% of the UB Liberty Partnerships Program seniors have graduated! All of our program participants from Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts walked the stage Thursday, June 22, 2017 and are each enrolling in college this fall. We'd like to think we had something to do with that. ;-) We met with each senior multiple times per month during the 2016-17 school year to discuss important topics that were critical to graduation and their en