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The University of La Verne's central campus was host to approximately 160 middle school students and 20 parents from De Anza Middle School in Ontario for an entire day of 'college life.'

The University of La Verne's central campus was host to approximately 160 middle school students and 20 parents from De Anza Middle School in Ontario for an entire day of 'college life.'

Got College? Youngsters say, ‘Yes!’

La Verne gives local middle school students a peek at life at the university level, in partnership with the Ontario-Montclair School District’s Promise Scholars program.

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  • April 9, 2012

As part of its efforts to be as accessible as possible to students, the University of La Verne partnered with the Ontario-Montclair School District in March as part of its Promise Scholars program. The college day visit was designed to provide students and their parents with information about the campus and offered them a one-day college experience.

Approximately 160 students and 20 parents from DeAnza Middle School in Ontario attended the event. A schedule of events and workshops were also available to the visitors, all led by La Verne faculty, staff and students. A first-generation panel, made up of current La Verne students, also presented to share their college experiences with guests, as well as to answer questions. This was the second year the university has served as host for the event.

“The goal of this event is quite simple,” La Verne Associate Professor of Education Dr. Marga Madhuri said. “We want these students to see college as less of a dream and more of a reality. We also want to show how we are here to help them on their academic journeys, as well as highlight how going to college will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

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