Paredes Middle Schoolers Experience ‘College for a Day’ on the Forty Acres
A group of college-bound students at Paredes Middle School experienced College for a Day, a day-long event hosted by the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP) that includes campus tours, group activities and discussions with current student athletes. The event was held on Friday, April 27.
The day kicked off with a group activity in Bellmont Hall, where they played a round of trivia and learned a number of facts about UT Austin. Lucky winners took home burnt orange T-shirts.
The aspiring Longhorns later ventured into the Texas Advanced Computing Center, where they met “Stallion,” one of the world’s largest resolution tile displays. Captivated by the wall-to-wall system, the students got a stunning bird’s eye-view of downtown Austin.
They also toured the Fine Arts Library and explored various artistic creations at the Visual Arts Center. The tour guides, all current UT Austin students, were on-hand throughout the day to answer questions and share some insight into campus life.
After working up an appetite, the group gathered at the Texas Athletics Nutrition Center, where they ate a healthy lunch and met with star athletes.
College for a Day is one of the many outreach events offered by the NLP, an incentive-based learning program that helps economically disadvantaged youth build a strong academic future. Visit the NLP website to learn more.