February 1, 2008
Go Centers receive high praise
Health Science Center students volunteer as mentors in Go Centers at Dunbar and North Side high schools, in addition to their normal studies, and guide students through the process of college preparation. These centers focus on first-generation college students, especially African Americans and Hispanics.
Recently, Liz Davis, associate director of the Office of Outreach, received a letter from Barbara Novero, lead counselor at Dunbar High – one of the Health Science Center’s Adopt-a-School partners – praising the program’s effects regarding students’ education.
“The students at Dunbar High School have accessed the services provided in the Go-Center more than any high school in Fort Worth,” Novero wrote. “They have completed college searches, applied for scholarships, registered for SAT/ACT, written magnificent essays, and attended presentations.
“It is this beautiful team work in motion that built to the grand finale at the end of last year with Dunbar students being awarded $3.5 million in merit-based scholarships! This achievement placed Dunbar at the top of FWISD again.
“These accomplishments are possible because of the team work and dedication of our Adopt - A - School partners. We are truly appreciative of our friends at UNT Health Science Center. They have . . . [given] . . . the best gift of all, opportunity!”
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