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BELL Scholars & Volunteers Celebrate College Pride Day

BOSTON, MA - January 31, 2013 - BELL celebrated College Pride Day in the BELL After School program. In Boston, 26 volunteers, outfitted in college gear, shared their college experiences with scholars in grades 3-5. They conducted mock college interviews and shared tips on how to speak confidently, shake hands, and make a strong first impression.

"I had such a great time with the scholars and was so impressed by the t- shirts [the scholars] made identifying their top choice college," explains Alex Lofredo, a volunteer and a member of BELL's Young Professionals Council. "I also loved how they choose a core value that they felt like they demonstrated most often. It was a touching hour and a half!"

Scholars learned about what to expect at college, and asked volunteers questions about the classes, food, and facilities they experienced at college. Throughout the month, scholars wrote college essays on the topic of a person they admire and then presented their essays to the guest volunteers and their fellow scholars. By introducing the aspiration of college to our scholars, BELL seeks to set high expectations for our scholars and give them encouragement as well as the tools to achieve their goals.

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