Name of Engagement

Valley Scholars in the Washington Post

Description

James Madison University Set Out To Help 35 Middle-Schoolers Become The First In Their Families To Attend College. Would They Succeed? The Washington Post James Madison sits in a region steeped in troubles faced by rural communities across the country and is home to a significant population of working-class immigrants and refugees. “We needed to make more proactive efforts in our own backyard,” said Jonathan R. Alger, president of the university. That desire gave rise to Valley Scholars.

Web Presence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/james-madison-university-set-out-to-help-35-middle-schoolers-become-the-first-in-their-families-to-attend-college-would-they-succeed/2019/08/31/e5a3b9e8-c5aa-11e9-b72f-b31dfaa77212_story.html

Involvement

Involves Faculty

Scope

National Scope

Date

August 2019

Frequency

One Time Only

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement

Format

Program

On/Off campus

Off campus

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