On Friday, March 22nd, in partnership with High School of the Future, we took 30 of our students, including seniors and juniors, to visit East Stroudsburg University. While visiting, there were students who didn’t like the distance of the college, but there were also students who were ecstatic to be far from home. There were two seniors from Overbrook who were happy to visit their dream school, including one student who has been accepted into ESU! We also had two juniors who were ready to apply to ESU after the tour, because they were so blown away by the campus. Our juniors loved that this University is far enough from Philadelphia, but is also close enough to catch a bus home. All of the students who attended this trip loved the dining hall food as well as the culture of the campus. While on tour, we even got a chance to meet the President of the University! Overall, our trip to ESU was a major success.
Next up, Promise Corps welcomed Ms. Ariel Peterson, from Year UP, to OHS on Tuesday, March 26th. Our room was overwhelmed with senior students from Mr. Craighead’s history classes as well as Ms. Dickens’ art history classes. Throughout the presentation, students were educated on the amazing opportunities the Year Up program offers! Students were even given time to begin filling out applications for the program if they wished to do so. The Year Up program is a one-year, intensive training program that provides young adults, ages 18-24, hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit with Peirce College, corporate internships, and overall support. Students also earn an educational stipend while they are active in the program. Overall, the students were extremely pleased with Ms. Peterson’s presentation and were eager to begin the application process.
Lastly, Promise Corps took another college visit to Cabrini University, where we were lucky enough to run into our old supervisor, Kerry! Students were very pleased with their tour of Cabrini University, a small private school in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Along the tour, students caught a glimpse of several buildings at the University, such as the library, the rec center, and Cabrini’s mansion, a building previously owned by the Campbell’s Soup family! Students were even able to sit in on a biology class with Cabrini students and learn about the different resources available in the classroom. Overall, students enjoyed the university because of its small size and its proximity to home.
Currently, OHS students are busy preparing for their senior project presentations this month as well as their presentation for Think Tank, happening on Friday, April 12th!