In October 2014 the UMass Center at Springfield launched the "College Matters for U" Program as part of Springfield Public Schools' College and Career Awareness Month observance. The Program allows students from area schools to visit the Center and participate in a full-day of engaging activities. The goal of the series is to educate students in grades K-12 about S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) career options and expose them to opportunities available after High School graduation. This experience also exposes students to the college environment.
For more information about the College Matters for U Program, please contact Jamina Scippio-McFadden, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, at 413-788-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.