Students at the Balmville and Fostertown Elementary Schools recently had a real-life college experience.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students from each of their schools visited SUNY New Paltz for a full college tour.
Newburgh Enlarged City School District administrators allowed teachers Veronica Valle, Danielle Nelson, and Dayana Ortiz to expose their students to higher education. “It’s never too early to begin your college visits,” the District wrote in a statement.
Prior to the trip, the teachers discussed the purpose of the college trip with their students. They talked about goal setting for the future and made a list of questions to ask the college students leading the tour.
The young pupils met the SUNY New Paltz Director of Education, who spoke about the students’ future goals and what they need to accomplish in order to get into college.
SUNY New Paltz Project Assistant, Lenore Shulte led the children on their tour around campus. The students then ate lunch in the SUNY New Paltz cafeteria amongst college students.
The students and their teachers will visit another college this Fall.