Ready, Set, Go

by GOLDEN KEY INNOVATION TEAM

Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

The Northwestern Golden Key Chapter was honored to provide a $200 sponsorship for the Supplies for Dreams, in partnership with CAMP (Chicago Area Mentoring Program), event Ready! Set! Go! on April 2nd, 2011 from 9:30am-4:30pm. The annual Ready, Set, Go! event is a free college exploration day for high school students currently in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system. Participants visited Northwestern University for the day and partook in interactive workshops to provide students insight into the college experience. A Northwestern student mentor accompanied small groups of participants throughout the event, answered questions and provided general information about attending college. The day  included a college admissions panel where students could inquire about college applications and financial aid, and a public speaking workshop for students to develop their presentation skills. Participants received a 48-page college information packet, a backpack of school supplies, breakfast and lunch, and a t-shirt for participating. The goal of the event was to provide a memorable experience highlighting both the academic and extracurricular facets of college, in addition to giving CPS students some of the tools necessary to acquire higher education.

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.

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