The event's attendance grew from last month's Shadow Day; going from 25 students to 40 students being signed up. This is all thanks to the word of mouth of the students that attended the first Shadow Day.
The success and vision of Shadow Day was created by our wonderful Assistant Coordinator, Felita Orr. She wanted students in high school to get a glimpse of the college experience before they actually attended college, and Shadow Day does just that.
The high school students are paired up with UAlbany STEP students based on the high school student's interest. We had interests ranging from forensic science to performing arts. Once the students are paired with staff to be "shadows", the students then go to see the beauty of college classes. Majority of students went to two classes, while some were lucky enough to see three. What's more amazing than that is some high school students were fortunate to see dorm rooms, the campus center and academic support services provided on campus.
Once again Shadow Day was a great success, so great that students are asking for a third Shadow Day! Whenever the next event occurs, I would behoove all high school students to partake in this excellent experience!
To learn more about Shadow Day, and hear testimonials from staff and students, please stop by at our after school program which is at Mrs. Ellen Mall-Jonn's room; room 325.