High school students from the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. school districts experienced life as a college student at the UMKC School of Law, hosted by PREP-KC.
The 160 students attended an ACT prep class and a presentation on “Getting to College” given by UMKC staff. Students also had a tour of the campus, visited with a student panel of pre-law and law students and were treated to lunch. They also attended law-related sessions – “Law 101″ and “Courts and the Constitution.”
Students reported that they felt welcome, encouraged and supported by the caring people that led each session and by the student ambassadors that walked with them through the day. They took away practical lessons like applying for as many scholarships as possible as well as broader lessons like hard work and dedicated study lead to success.
“This was really a reality check,” one student reported. “College is not a joke, it really determines what your life, your job, will be like in your future.”