Thursday, February 12, 2015

College Students Visit Elementary School For 'No Excuses' Program

A group of students from UIS met with kindergarten kids Wednesday. Their message? It's never too soon to start thinking about college.

This is part of a partnership that UIS has with Riverton Elementary. Wednesday was the first time disabled students from the university met with the students.

This is part of Riverton's No Excuses program. The No Excuses program is to instill in students that there is a future after high school by encouraging kids to go to college or trade school after high school.

"I think having them here our kids are honestly awestruck. They love seeing them and really, at this age, it's a great time for them to understand that no matter how you look on the outside, we're all the same on the inside and we're all capable of doing anything," said Kyleigh Covi, kindergarten teacher. 

The teachers say this is part of their College Wednesdays, where teachers and visitors engage in discussions and activities to teach students about post-secondary education.

This story appeared on WICS Newschannel 20 on February 11, 2015.

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