News brief

The TCU campus will be buzzing with high school students that are being mentored by student volunteers for TCU’s “College Student for a Day” event today.”College Student for a Day” is an event to help students at risk of dropping out of high school find the motivation to go to college, said Terence Kennedy, an Americorps VISTA volunteer at the Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning at TCU.

The event, hosted by the office of Community Outreach and Service Learning and the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, expects 100 high school students to attend the all-day program.

The high school students will spend the day with one of the 55 student volunteers, Kennedy said.

“We want the student to enjoy themselves and to start thinking about attending college after high school, which is something many of them have never considered before,” Kennedy said.

The 55 TCU volunteers that heard about the program from e-mails sent out by the Multi-Cultural Greek Council will hopefully learn a lot from the students they are mentoring, Kennedy said.

“We hope the event shows TCU students that for some people college is the last thing on their minds,” Kennedy said. “We want them to realize that what they are doing as college students is really amazing.”

The high school students will arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the Brown-Lupton Student Center and will be on campus until 2 p.m.

– Terrill Estabrook