Middle Earth in the Schools
Undergraduate students from the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program volunteer to serve as guest speakers in local high schools and facilitate trips by local high school students to the University at Albany. The Middle Earth Players peer theater troupe also performs at local high schools and elementary schools, delivering educational performances that help build skills in areas such as alcohol and drug abuse prevention, relationships, and bullying prevention. The aim of this initiative is to encourage high school students, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups, to pursue college careers. Supporting this initiative as well is the Middle Earth Alumni Network, which links with our organization to facilitate campus visits by high school students from across New York State.
M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation
School, college, division or unit: Division of Student Success
Department or subunit: University Counseling Center