Youth inspired to higher education

April 28, 2013

A group of young women and men involved with programs at the Social Development Commission (SDC) are on the road to a better future. They recently participated in the annual Youth College Tour.
The eight youth who are mostly high school juniors and sophomores visited college and university campuses on the six day trip that stopped in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi. There they were able to learn about academic and career opportunities, campus life, and the ins and outs of applying as well as financial aid.
The young people were excited and inspired by their visits. Several youth immediately started working on college applications when they returned home to the Milwaukee area. Schools visited included Illinois State University, Fisk University, Tennessee State, Lane College, and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The annual tour has motivated many youth from SDC to successfully apply for and attend college. They have gone on to earn degrees and start achieving their professional career goals. To learn more about the SDC Youth and Family Development Program and the annual College Tour, visit–Services/Family-Strengthening/Youth-and-Family-Development-Program.htm.