A Pathway to College – Dr. Seuss Style
April 17, 2019
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day, Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) hosted over 200 1st graders from elementary schools in its service area where they participated in various Dr. Seuss activities, including the reading of “Green Eggs and Ham.” Other activities throughout the day included arts and crafts that relate to a college-going culture and getting a photograph in a cap and gown holding a college diploma cover. The event concluded with an Egg Hunt.
Each child participating in the day’s events left NLC with a grade level appropriate book.
Now in its 5th year, this event is held annually as part of NLC’s ongoing Adopt-A-School Pathways Project. Students participating this year are 1st graders from Candlewood Elementary (Judson ISD) and Woodstone Elementary (Northeast ISD).
"Getting students informed and engaged in college as early as possible is our main goal”, says Dr. Veronica Garcia, Northeast Lakeview College president. “And creating fun activities like these are just one way to get students on a college campus and create a college-going culture.”
Northeast Lakeview College launched the Adopt-a-School Pathways Project in Fall 2014. The initiative brings the college experience to students (from pre-K to high school). The pathway project uses structured programming throughout the year to get students informed and engaged about college. Through targeted strategies with local school districts, Northeast Lakeview College aims to make students more successful as they transition to college-level coursework.
“Northeast Lakeview College would like to thank the local businesses who made today’s event possible, including our primary sponsor, Target, as well as support from H-E-B and Bahama Bucks,” Garcia added.
Since 2014, the Adopt-A-School Initiative has impacted more than 4,000 students.