Monday, February 11, 2013

B.R.I.D.G.E. Academic Leadership Program at Wheaton College

by David Hiller, President and CEO

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to talk with a group of exceptional high school students who were attending a college readiness program at Wheaton College. The junior and senior high school students were from all over Chicagoland, mostly first-generation, Latino and African-American students from low-income families, and all on a track to graduate high school and go on to college. The B.R.I.D.G.E. program (Building Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Greater Education) will help make sure they get there.  Combining a summer residential program on the Wheaton College campus with mentoring throughout the year, B.R.I.D.G.E. helps the students stay on track and navigate this critical transition from high school to college. Click here to learn more about the program.

To top off the night, we all attended a marvelous evening of dance and music as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series, featuring the Hubbard Street’s dance company and the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra. There are a number of great events still to come in the series. Click here to find an upcoming event you are sure to enjoy.

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