UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG CHANCE nearly doubles its size this summer

CHANCE, a college-immersion experience designed to help make college a reality for first-generation Latino and Hispanic students, will host 120 students, nearly doubling the program’s 2017 attendance. In addition to increasing attendance, CHANCE will also be extending its duration from three days to six and adding more programming and leisure time for attendees.

“This year, every academic school in the university is involved in some capacity,” said Rod Wyatt, senior director of College Completion Initiatives. “While growing, we tried to maintain our focus on a hands-on experience.”

That hands-on experience includes classroom activities, leadership development, course registration, introduction to campus organizations, workshops, panel discussions and more. Some notable classroom activities include an introduction to the School of Nursing’s anatomage table and collaboration in a video editing workshop.

Expansions in programming and attendance are in response to the success of the 2017 CHANCE. Every one of the 36 eligible high-school seniors in the 2017 program applied for college, 17 of which were admitted to UNC Greensboro.

The program is funded in large part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Frontier Set initiative. As one of 31 Frontier Set schools, UNC Greensboro was selected to further a number of initiatives with the aim of identifying successful strategies to improve graduation rates, especially for low-income and first-generation students and students of color.

Interested in supporting future CHANCE events? Contact Kattya Castellon at kjcastel@uncg.edu.

By Victor Ayala
Photography from last year’s inaugural CHANCE program.