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Monmouth University Partners with Long Branch Schools on Academic Mentoring Program to Prepare Students for College

Monmouth University, in partnership with Long Branch schools, launched the Monmouth Future Scholars (MFS) Program this year. On Friday, May 9, Long Branch Middle School students visited Monmouth University to explore the campus and learn about college from professors and students from Monmouth University’s School of Education Educational Counseling programs in student affairs and school counseling.

Monmouth Future Scholars (MFS) is an academic mentoring program with the goal of increasing the numbers of low-income, first generation students graduating from high school. It is a pre-college bridge program that targets the 6th through 12th grade population of students in the Long Branch Public School District. The program partners with the middle school and high school, and provides participants with valuable experiences that will hopefully lead to acceptance to Monmouth University. Currently, the program has begun mentoring its first cohort of more than 50 students in spring 2014.

Photo 1: Dr. Pietro Sasso, assistant professor of educational counseling programs, meets with Monmouth Future Scholars from Long Branch Middle School on May 9. (photo credit: Jim Reme)

Photo 2: Monmouth Future Scholars from Long Branch Middle School tour the campus of Monmouth University. (photo credit: Jim Reme)