University of Rochester

EVENT: Event Brings RCSD Students to Rochester's Campus

April 2, 2012

College Counts Program Gives School #33 Sixth Graders A Taste of College

WHO: University of Rochester students will host 50 sixth graders from John James Audubon Elementary School No. 33 and Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 on campus during the 3rd annual College Counts program.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, on the University's River Campus.

ABOUT COLLEGE COUNTS: Undergraduates involved in Partners in Reading, a student organization at the University of Rochester, visit School No. 33 and No. 19 on a weekly basis, tutoring and mentoring students. Each spring, they invite the school's sixth grade students to Rochester's River Campus for the College Counts program, which aims to give students a taste of college life.

Beginning with a tour of the River Campus, students will spend the day meeting with undergraduates and professors. The sixth graders will meet with Thomas R. Krugh, professor of chemistry, who will conduct demonstrations of different science concepts. Activities also include lunch in a campus dining hall and performances by a cappella group the Midnight Ramblers and dance group UR Bhangra.

The event is sponsored by Partners in Reading, the Community Service Network, and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media interested in covering the College Counts program should call Melissa Greco Lopes at 585.260.6666 or email