Dress Down Day Proceeds Fund Shadow Day for Middle Schoolers

In front of URI’s Taft Hall, which houses the Talent Development Program, are Edward Reyes, Jeurys Rodriguez, Tyler Clark, Victory Carrascoza, Patrick Him, Dante Alves and Eldridge Francois. Kneeling is Francisco Chacon. The Talent Development (TD) Program serves minority students at URI with academic and social support. Students accepted into the program have a TD advisor in addition to their URI University College advisor.

In front of URI’s Taft Hall, which houses the Talent Development Program, are Edward Reyes, Jeurys Rodriguez, Tyler Clark, Victory Carrascoza, Patrick Him, Dante Alves and Eldridge Francois. Kneeling is Francisco Chacon. The Talent Development (TD) Program serves minority students at URI with academic and social support. Students accepted into the program have a TD advisor in addition to their URI University College advisor.

Funds raised during a Dress Down Day held on December 19 for Providence Schools employees were used to sponsor a Shadow Day at the University of Rhode Island for the Gilbert Stuart Gentlemen Association.

The trip was designed to introduce students to a typical college day as well as expose them to higher education. Each middle school student was paired with a mentor from the university and they spent the whole day visiting classes, touring the campus, and having lunch together.

The Gilbert Stuart Gentlemen Association is designed to teach leadership to 6th-8th grade boys, instill a love of learning and empower them to grow into confident young men who can change their communities.

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