School of Education’s UPREP Initiative
During May and June, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education is hosting students and teachers from a local all-boys charter school. Over sixty ninth grade boys from the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men (UPREP) are studying at Fisher to prepare for their New York State Regents exams. Using classrooms in Basil Hall, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, teachers and students from UPREP are intensifying their academic experience in a college atmosphere. Math, science and social studies teachers are working diligently with the students to help solidify concepts in Algebra, Living Environments, and Global Studies.
While on campus, the UPREP students are enjoying other benefits, as well. During their first week on campus, they were welcomed by Dr. Rick DeJesús-Rueff, Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives. Since then, they have received guided tours of the campus by Fisher’s Student Ambassadors and had two opportunities to eat lunch in the dining hall. Thanks to support from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, two Fisher students—Quintell White and Tyrese Bryant—are working with the UPREP teachers and students to assist them every day in class. The School of Education hopes to continue this partnership to support local students and provide a welcoming environment for future scholars here at Fisher.