No speakers today at camp…the students completed a practice college application, did workbook exercises and reviewed the information necessary for them to know about getting into college. We got the creative juices flowing later and created some interesting pieces!
Day 11 at AOA College Access Summer camp included a presentation from NFL Players Association Attorney Art McAfee, a www.collegeboard.com training session from AOA College Counselor Malik Washington and a discussion on making choices from AOA Volunteer and AOA Parent, Ms. Spencer.
AOA campers enjoyed a tour of the University of Maryland in College Park. After touring the campus, the students went bowling for the afternoon at the Terp Zone in Stamp Student Union. Our College Camp Counselors (in green shirts) were on hand to answer any campus life questions.
Today the students toured the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore.
Kenneth Williams spoke to the camp today and encouraged students to consider a higher education in order to help themselves, then they will be in a postion to help others.
AOA students form a panel to discuss how African Americans are portrayed on BET and the affects it has on our youth. Malcolm Snorden of the University of Maryland Talent Search discusses college entry tests and how to prepare for them.
Professionals presented at the camp today. First up was Nicki Washington, author of “Prepped for Success”. Then Aaron Waller from the Washington Redskins spoke about his career journey. We ended the day with US Secret Service Agent Kevin Robinson who gave the students a detailed description of the security clearance process.
AOA students had a great day at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, MD. In the morning, the students enjoyed the visitors center. During the afternoon, the students participated in a presentation on the Sun.
Another very productive day at camp. Leslie Nesbitt of Rhythmic Walls and Joel Dearring of Prince George’s Community College delivered engaging career and college presentations to the students. Ms. Nesbitt explained how she changes plain surfaces into textured masterpieces. She shared with the students how her love for the art turned into a successful career. […]
What a wonderful day at the AOA Summer Camp today! Our guest was County Executive candidate Rushern Baker who answered some unexpected tough questions from our students! Congratulations to the AOA students for really stepping up to the plate today! And thank you Mr. Baker for visiting our camp! We hope you come back!