Nearly 350 high schoolers from Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket explored Brown’s multitude of classes, athletic programs and community engagement opportunities, inspiring them to factor college into their plans.
Odair Teixeira da Rosa, a sophomore at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island, loves sports — he plays varsity volleyball and soccer. He’s mulling joining the United States Marine Corps, an arm of the military renowned for its athletic recruits, when he graduates.
But part of Teixeira da Rosa is asking, “what if?”
What if, instead of joining the Marines, he pursued higher education at a university in Wyoming or Montana? What if, he wondered, that experience could open doors to another exciting kind of life?
“I grew up watching ‘Stagecoach West’” — a television show set in rugged, scenic Wyoming — “so I think it would be cool to see what it’s like out there,” the Cape Verde native declared.
Teixeira da Rosa was one of nearly 350 students who came to Brown University on Thursday, April 6, to explore the possibilities of post-secondary education.
College Day at Brown, organized by leaders at the University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Office of the President, gives Providence-area high schoolers a glimpse into everyday life at college. The immersive day of events takes young students across College Hill to explore Brown’s multitude of classes, athletic programs and community engagement opportunities, and to interact one-on-one with Brown students, staff and faculty.