Today middle schoolers in the "Step" Intensive course were lucky to welcome three fantastic college undergraduates who are members of historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Michael Burton of the Mu Chaper of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., a finance major at Drexel University, and Chelsea Burnley and Tramaine Medley of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., both mechanical engineering majors.
Our visitors shared the personal significance of being a member of their respective fraternity or sorority, the community service aspect of their organizations, and advice from their academic experiences. After showcasing some strolls, steps, and hops for the students, they became audience members and gave feedback to the TPS steppers! Thank you to Michael, Chelsea, and Tramaine for taking the time to come speak to and inspire our students!
The 10-week winter session of the Middle School Intensives Program is at its midpoint. These mixed-age courses - made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders – are designed to introduce students to new topics and experiences, respond to student interests, and allow students to dive deeper into content, both academic and arts-based.