Tuesday, February 3, 2015

UConn-Killingly KUBE Collaboration Makes President's Honor Roll

The Hartford Courant, February 2, 2015

"n Jan. 31, a busload of Killingly Intermediate School students made their way to the University of Connecticut. It's a trip 57 Killingly students have been making regularly as part of Kids & UConn Bridging Education, a collaboration among the UConn cultural centers, KIS and Windham Middle School. The goal of the multicultural mentoring program has been to help students succeed academically. The program's one-on-one mentoring and focus on academics is meant to reduce the racial, ethnic and economic isolation middle school students may face.

The program is one of the reasons UConn was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for "General Community Service" for the second time in three years. Out of 766 schools nationwide, UConn was the only Connecticut school named. The distinction recognized the commitment and participation by UConn students and the measurable impact on the communities those students serve." Read More.

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