Providence College Visit
Providence College and the Providence Academy of International Studies at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex
Visiting a college campus is a simple but impactful event that helps students evision themselves on campus, which can be a start in their path to college. The PAIS high school students will have an opportunity to sit in on college classes related to their interests, take a tour of the campus, ask questions of current Providence College students, and visit with an Admissions representative. In turn, PC students will receive the benefit of hearing more voices in their classroom and connecting further in a different setting with the high school students they regularly work with and mentor.
The Community Debate & Awards Reception
Rhode Island Urban Debate League
Community members from all over – for example, local attorneys, politicians, college students, and teachers – team up with RIUDL’s high school debaters and argue three resolutions, announced 15 minutes before each round starts. Past resolutions have wondered whether Eve should have eaten the forbidden fruit or whether dictators who step down from office deserve amnesty. The day culminates with a final round that pits the top two teams against each other, followed by an awards ceremony and a reception.
Expanding Civil Rights through Cold War Tensions
Lincoln High School and Rhode Island College
Through a collaborative research project with Rhode Island College, 54 U.S. History students at Lincoln High School collaborated with 24 college juniors at RIC to study the policy questions and constraints facing the Johnston Administration in advancing civil rights amidst Cold War tensions. The project is created to allow students at both levels to delve more deeply into the social, political, and historical issues surrounding the Civil Rights movement during the Vietnam era.
Wild Literature in the Urban Landscape
The Mariposa Center and Brown University
Eight students from RI Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin’s “Wild Literature in the Urban Landscape” class at Brown University will make weekly visits to PreK classrooms at the Mariposa Center. Brown students will incorporate ecological poetry and literature into story time, science and nature activities, and outdoor play at Mariposa. These literacy experiences create an affinity between the children and the creatures who come alive in the stories as well as a bond between the college and PreK students, who will be learning together about each other, about literature and nature, and about how to be engaged citizens.