‘Youth tRAMSformation Tour’ Introduces Middle-Schoolers to College Life

"WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem State University is partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for the inaugural “Youth tRAMSformation Tour” on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will bring 550 seventh-grade students from area schools to campus.

The visitors will interact with student-athletes, professors, and staff from diverse areas of the university. They will take a tour of the campus and visit the WSNC radio station; the Diggs Art Gallery; the virtual hospital at the Enterprise Center; the RJR Stock Trading Room; classrooms in the departments of education, biology, chemistry, and computer sciences; the Anderson Center; O’Kelly Library; and the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center. The grand finale of the day will be a closing session featuring the WSSU drumline, cheerleaders, and student-athletes.
This tour is designed to be transformational for students who may have never visited a college campus. The seventh-graders will be given a hands-on experience of university life where they can see first-hand the opportunities that WSSU provides to its current and future students.

“We are excited about the opportunity for our middle-school students to engage in these activities and learn more about college life at WSSU,” said Carol Montague Davis, assistant superintendent of middle and high school administration for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

About Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in a liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem State University is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment."

- A Press Release

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