Lakeland STARs Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This year, College Park Scholars and the City of College Park celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Lakeland STARs program with Paint Branch Elementary School.

Lakeland STARs tutors work with first to sixth grade students from nearby Paint Branch Elementary to enrich their academic experiences. Scholars are matched one-on-one with a PBES student and meet each week on a designated day throughout the semester.

The 20th anniversary celebration on April 25 honored the legacy and the future of the program.

Scholars Take Action for Climate at Campus Summit

Scholars students came out in full force for the Climate Action 2016 forum and summit on campus and in DC from May 4-6. The three day-long events focused on climate change and sustainability, looking at how to turn a problem into an opportunity for change.

Eight current Scholars found their niche interning with Climate Action 2016 through the Public Leadership (PL) and Environment, Technology and Economy (ETE) programs.

Elephants and Unsung Heroes

My late mother, a high school English teacher with a can-do attitude, had a corny joke she often told to inspire students to tackle large, ambitious projects. “How do you eat an elephant?” she would ask with a raised eyebrow. She’d pause dramatically before declaring, “One bite at a time!”