SCMNS Peer BEARS Visit Oxon Hill High School
The Peer BEARS (Bringing Enrichment and Rearing Success) Program is the latest step in our strategy of enhancing student success at the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences as we train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and technologists. Peer BEARS have extended their mentorship to high school students and first on their list was Oxon Hill High School. Coordinator Kevin Antoine, along with mentors Lydia Johnson, Michael Guy, Arsene Noe, Mikaela Ballard, Nathaniel Tyree, and Marvellous Oke visited Oxon Hill High School on October 12, 2018. They met with the Principal of Oxon Hill High School, Ms. Holland, who is also an alumna of Morgan State University along with 50 interested Oxon Hill students who opted into participating for this event. Their goal was to share their experiences with the next generation about success in college and inform them of the transformational opportunities that a college experience can provide.
Students at Oxon Hill have successfully gone on to universities like the University of Maryland, New York University, Hampton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Morgan State University, University of Pennsylvania and many others.
“What a blast it was,” says Peer BEARS Coordinator Kevin Antoine, “going down to high schools and making a difference with student to student engagement is the goal. This generation needs to lead the next generation and we will be the pioneers leading the charge. GO BEARS!”
The Peer BEARS Program aims to leverage the diverse experiences of the collective student body and other resources to support the most ambitious goals of incoming college freshman.