Fostering a College-bound Mindset
Education Success Network
09Aug

Fostering a College-bound Mindset

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Over 200 Rochester students experienced Nazareth College life when the campus hosted Olympic Day, a culmination of Olympic-themed summer programs provided by EnCompass: Resources for Learning. Kindergarten – 8th grade students of school #33, #39, #46, Discovery Charter School, and 3D (children living in foster care) competed on the track, fields, tennis courts, and celebrated in Nazareth’s Flyers Stadium.

For future first generation college students, fostering a college-bound mindset can begin as early as kindergarten. Events like Olympic Day at Nazareth are early experiences which reinforce college as viable and accessible pathway. Ninety of the participating students called the world-class college “my school” for six weeks, using Nazareth’s pool, cafeteria, fields and classrooms in Golisano Academic Center as part of their Discovery GROWS summer learning program. Discovery GROWS is an academically-based summer enrichment program serving K-6th graders from Discovery Charter School. This is the second summer Nazareth has partnered with Discovery Charter School and EnCompass: Resources for Learning to make classrooms and facilities available at no cost. Ninety-five percent of participating students are free/reduced lunch eligible and live within the City of Rochester.

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