Local Junior High Students To Visit IWU Campus
April 7, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Bloomington Junior High School (BJHS) students will visit Illinois
Wesleyan Friday, April 11 for their annual field trip to the campus as part of the
Promise and Potential Program. Throughout the day the students will take a tour of
the campus, hear lectures by IWU professors and participate in a talk with student
The Promise and Potential Program began in 2001 with a grant from State Farm Insurance
Company. It is a partnership between the Educational Studies Department and the BJHS
Jump program. The partnership is designed to improve the educational achievement of
struggling middle school students, provide an opportunity for IWU students to engage
in community service and develop their skills working with youth and to support the
professional development of teachers.
Part of the Promise and Potential program is the Coaches Mentor Program, which pairs
IWU students with BJHS students during school hours for tutoring and mentoring activities.
The goals of the Coaches Mentor Program are to support long-term social, emotional
and academic development of BJHS students, to improve the student’s chances of success
in school and to help students realize their promise.
For more information please contact Robin Leavitt, professor and chair of Educational
Studies Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Promise and Potential Program visit the Web site at
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181