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The Benefits of an Early Taste of College: One Program’s Example

Publication date: Aug 14, 2015

By Daniel R. Porterfield, August 13, 2015.

“I came to Franklin & Marshall College Prep thinking that I was just going to learn about college for three weeks. I left with not only knowledge and confidence for the future, but a deeper understanding of myself, of writing, of architectural history, and of almost 100 mindblowingly freaking awesome people…”

So posted 17-year-old Emily Ritchey from the small town of Amberson, Pa., on Facebook FB about 10 days ago, adding, “When you step out of your comfort zone, you might end up having the time of your life.” Which, indeed, she did, as a participant in F&M College Prep, a three-week summer enrichment program for talented high school seniors hailing from a wide range of low-income communities.

Read the full article on Forbes.

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