EMERGE students head east to tour historic colleges

Ninety-four Houston ISD juniors and seniors are touring nine historic college campuses this week, from June 1 through June 5, as part of the district’s EMERGE program for high-performing, low-income students.

Students from 15 high schools, who departed Houston early Sunday morning, are attending panel discussions, information sessions and workshops at:

Despite the whirlwind pace of the visit, students also will have a chance to eat in the campus dining halls with current college students, visit museums, and take cultural history tours.

The EMERGE program encourages and prepares talented HISD students from underserved communities to successfully attend and graduate from Ivy League and other top-tier colleges.

Want to follow their trip? We’re documenting their story, in the students’ own words, here on the HISD News blog at https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news. Or follow their travels on Twitter at twitter.com/HoustonISD or by following the #EMERGETour hashtag.

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