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Bay Haven and Booker elementary students to visit USF May 12

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SARASOTA COUNTY, May 1, 2017 – Fifth-grade students from Emma E. Booker Elementary School and Bay Haven School of Basics Plus are scheduled for a four-hour pre-college experience at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus on Friday, May 12. Organizers hope that the experience, titled “What I can be with a College Degree,” will give the students a glimpse into college life and help them envision themselves as college students.

The event will include a tour of the USFSM campus led by undergraduate student ambassadors, a presentation by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, class simulations presented by professors, and career-building activities led university staff. The day will end with the students eating lunch with Rocky the Bull in the campus courtyard. 

Bay Haven Principal Chad Erickson said of the event, “Our goal is to create a vision in our fifth-grader’s minds of what college looks like and also provide for them a confident pathway to higher education. In preparation for this event, each fifth-grader has created a framed self-portrait with captions describing their career aspirations.”

Emma E. Booker Elementary Principal Dawn Clayton said she also believes the event will help her students see greater possibilities for their futures. “More than ever, I am encouraged about every child at Emma E. Booker being college and career ready,” she said. “I know that this experience will produce future USFSM Bulls who will proudly and confidently navigate their future career choices.”  

The USFSM campus is located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. 

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