Global Month of Service: Seattle is College Bound Volunteer Opportunity for Recent Grads

Talk to middle school students about your college experience and share why you wanted to go to college. Our target audience is less advantaged middle school students who would not normally consider going to college.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00am to 9:45am

UW Mary Gates Hall
http://uw.edu/maps/?mgh

We are partnering with local alumni associations to recruit recent college graduates to participate in group discussions with the middle school students and their families for Part One of the program from 9:00am to 9:45am. The conversation is about going to any 4 year or 2 year college, how to start thinking and planning for college, and what college is really like. Is it a lot of hard work – yes. Is it a lot of fun – yes. Will you make new friends that you will keep for the rest of your life – yes. What is life like after college?

All recent graduates from any college are encouraged to attend and volunteer. This volunteering event is NOT limited to alumni from Harvard University. We would like diverse representation.

The Seattle is College Bound event has been held for about the last 10 years and has in the past targeted only high school students. This year for the second time, the Harvard Club of Seattle will be collaborating and on a new component, Middle School Early College Awareness. Some of our other partners are Seattle Public Schools, University of Washington, College Bound Scholarship, College Success Foundation, and others.

Our target audience are students who might not normally consider college, and we are expecting about 60 to 90 public middle school students and their families to participate.

Recent grad volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00am to 9:45am to speak with middle school students during Part One of the event at the Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington Campus.

Want to volunteer? Questions? Contact Kelly Charlton, kellycharlton@post.harvard.edu or eca@harvardseattle.org