UCAN2 is MACC’s outreach program targeted at youth in our community, and is designed to encourage each participant to believe that college is possible, regardless of barriers, and to encourage each participant to make positive choices early in their lives in order to guide them to a more successful future.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010: We are hosting all 6th graders from Moberly Middle-School. The class is split into two sessions, each beginning in the Activity Center Conference Room; the first begins at approximately 8:30am and the second group begins at approximately 11:45am. Mr. Mark Penny, Superintendent of Moberly Public Schools, will be our guest speaker and present a program entitled “Know How 2 Go”, a program we designed based on a U.S. Department of Education college awareness campaign. Each group will tour our college facilities during their visit.
Thursday, April 29, 2010: We are hosting all 7th graders from Moberly Middle-School, as well as all 7th and 8th graders from Madison High School. There will only be one session offered on this day beginning at 8:30 am in the Auditorium in the Main Building. As a special treat, Megan Murphy and Lauren Whitney, KOMU morning news anchors will be here to share their personal college experiences. Dr. James Grant will also share information with these participants about what it’s like to be a college student, including the responsibilities and opportunities.
Friday, April 30, 2010: We are hosting all 8th graders from Moberly Middle-School. There will only be one general session offered on this day beginning at 8:30am in the Auditorium in the Main Building. Mr. Aaron Vitt is our general session speaker, who will deliver a presentation entitled, “Make High School Count”. After Mr. Vitt’s presentation, the students will be split into smaller special interest groups based on careers they choose in a survey we conducted; during these special interest sessions the kids will get to hear from and interact with professionals about specific occupations.
This is a very exciting time for MACC! Please help me welcome each of these kids to our college – they may be our future students (or their parents, siblings or other family members may be current and/or future students, too).