Mike Folwer and Tyler Rindo share their love of music with Jefferson students

The Phuture Phoenix program, part of UWGB’s Institute for Learning Partnership, is currently piloting a K-5 Phuture Phoenix college awareness curriculum with Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay.  The goal of Phuture Phoenix staff and Jefferson School is to instill in each student that a college education can become part of their future. Each classroom at Jefferson has adopted a college or university theme, and Fridays have been designated as “college” day when the students wear bright orange T-shirts and discuss some aspect of the college experience.

On February 29, 2012 an all school assembly recognized several Jefferson students who have shown extra efforts or admirable achievements in academics and/or behavior. In addition, two UW-Green Bay music education majors, Mike Fowler and Tyler Rindo volunteered their time to talk to the students about college, and shared some of their musical talents with the students.  This new partnership allows the Phuture Phoenix program to reach students at a young age, and inspire them to include higher education in their life goals.