Lock Up Your
BRIGGS AND CASCADE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO VISIT
Students Will Explore Campus and Learn the Tricks of the College Trade
02.23.2009 – EUGENE, Ore. – The 8th-grade classes from Briggs and Cascade
middle schools will visit the University of Oregon for a fun-filled and informative day.
The event is part of a college readiness campaign called “Lock up Your Future”
organized by five University of Oregon public relations students.
WHO: 8th-grade classes from Briggs and Cascade middle schools.
WHAT: Lock up Your Future Campus Day.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26. Briggs: 9-11:50 a.m., Cascade: 12-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tours will be conducted all around campus. The mini college fair will take
place at the Student Recreation Center Bonus Room, 1320 15th Ave. (next to
Hayward Field). The "map your future" activities will take place in various rooms on
WHY: To encourage students to begin thinking about and preparing for their future.
Every student will tour campus, attend a mini college fair, and participate in a “map
your future” activity. The tours will be led by several university student volunteers and
will highlight student housing, the Student Recreation Center and the Erb Memorial
Union. The mini college fair will feature representatives and resources from various
Oregon colleges, including Oregon State University, Western Oregon University,
Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. Students will brainstorm
their career interests and potential college paths in the “map your future” activity.
State-wide budget cuts have reduced and even eliminated the college and career-
focused aspects of many middle schools’ curricula. We are thankful for the work
these students have done to bring college readiness back into our middle school
curriculum,” said Linda Erickson, Briggs Middle School librarian.
“Lock up Your Future” is a local level version of the Consumer Bankers
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