On October 22 and 23, 515 Fall River and 776 New Bedford students will attend the UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement Youth Summit in the Main Auditorium.
Participating schools from Fall River will visit on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and include Kuss, Morton, Talbot, Doran, Henry Lord.
Participating schools from New Bedford will visit on October 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and include Keith and Normandin.
Every year UMass Dartmouth brings all seventh-grade students from Fall River and New Bedford to campus for a College Positive Campus Tour lead by university students who share their journey to higher education. The following year, the now eighth-graders come back for the Youth Summit.
The Youth Summit looks to increase awareness and appreciation of the benefits and opportunities that higher education can create.
These events are made possible through funding from BayCoast Bank.