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Mothers and Daughters "Survive" Day in College
“Outwit, Outlast & Outplay: The College Survivor Game” was the theme for the 4th annual Mother-Daughter event held on March 24, 2012 in the basement lecture hall of the College of Education in collaboration with the AAUW organization.
Sixth grade girls, from 3 of LISD middle schools, and their mothers arrived via school bus at 9:00 am to begin a fun-filled morning; also with them were their school counselors. Breakfast was provided by AAUW.
Toni Sim, Unit Coordinator with the college, began with introductions of AAUW, the leaders of the sessions, and their assistants who lead the sessions for the girls and their mothers.
Brittany Stanford and Christina Eisenhut, CISER fellows, lead a science experiment to “Outwit” science entitled “The Dark Art of Chocolate” with half of the group of girls and mothers. Of course they got to test and eat chocolate!
Also, Dr. Fernando Valle, faculty member, lead a fun session preparing the other half of the girls and mothers to “Outlast” the college survivor game with a personal look at their strengths and how their strengths as a person can get them to college and through college for a successful future.
Janie Ramirez, College outreach specialist, held a meeting for the mothers to help them “Outplay” the college game of preparing their daughters for college.
Visiting Education Learning Community
In the meantime, the girls were escorted to Hulen Hall Dorm, across the street from the college, where they toured rooms of the Education Learning Community. ELC residents lead a lively question and answer time with the girls.
Afterwards, mothers enjoyed lunch with their daughters at the Hulen dining hall. The girls were given string backpacks with College shirts and goodies to encourage them on their path to college.
Contributed by Toni Sim.