Across four days, 1,200 third grade students from the School District of Philadelphia visited La Salle in December 2016 and March 2017 as part of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Step to Success, a program that develops a foundation of college aspiration for elementary school-aged children.
“These little Explorers were exposed to campus life and learned what it is like to be a college student from our alumni and student volunteers,” said Trey Ulrich, ’99, MBA ’02, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Events. “They toured Connelly Library, the Innovation Factory, visited a classroom, and met with students.”
“Junior Achievement is incredibly honored to be a part of this unique partnership,” said Paul Kappel, President of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania. “Through truly collaborative efforts, this program reimagines the way Philadelphia’s young boys and girls envision their future and approach their educational goals. It will prepare a college-ready Philadelphia.”