Thirty five 9th, 10th, and 11th graders participated in URI’s Ram for a Day Program, which gives high school students a taste of college life and the benefits of a college education. For one of the activities, students created a budget based on a variety of professions. Students quickly found out that without a college degree, it would be incredibly difficult to afford some of the finer things in life, never mind basic necessities.
The students went for a campus tour, attended presentations on the benefits of attending college, the college application process and college life in general, and finished the day with a meal in the cafeteria.
For some students, this was their first experience on a college campus and their first opportunity to envision themselves as part of a collegiate atmosphere.