Kennesaw State offers Shadow Day

Students from Coan Middle School in Atlanta and South Central Middle School in Bartow County will…

Georgia (Mar 28, 2001) — Kennesaw State offers Shadow Day



Students from Coan Middle School in Atlanta and South Central Middle School in Bartow County will participate in Kennesaw State University's Shadow Day Program Wednesday‚ March 28‚ at the Leland H. and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education

The goal of the program is to give at−risk middle school students a positive look at college life so that they will stay in school and plan to go to college. The middle school students are paired with a pre−assigned KSU education student mentor and shadow them all day.


Attend classes;

Eat lunch in the student center;

Visit the computer lab and library;

Participate in games and aerobics in the gym; and

Handle the mannequins and medical equipment in the mock ER in KSU's nursing department.

The program offers the many students who have never been on a college campus the opportunity to venture out of their neighborhoods and into another culture.

This year a reunion of the first group of sixth grade Shadow Day participants is planned. These students are now in the eleventh grade. The reunion provides an opportunity to assess the long−term effects of the program and answer the following questions:

Have the students stayed in school?

Do they plan to attend college?

Are they considering KSU?


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit