Friday, June 17, 2011

Finlandia Upward Bound students to hold car wash, hot dog sale June 17

HANCOCK -- The 33 TRiO Upward Bound (UB) students taking part in this summer’s five-week "mock college experience" at Finlandia University are planning two fundraisers beginning today, June 17.

The UB students will hold a car wash and hot dog sale from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, in the parking lot behind Finlandia’s Old Main building, 601 Quincy Street, Hancock.

And Tuesday, July 5, from 6 8 p.m., the youth will collect donations of returnable cans and bottles in neighborhoods throughout Hancock and Houghton.

The funds raised will help offset the costs of a one-week educational and cultural trip to Chicago at the conclusion of the summer program. While in Chicago, the students will tour Chicago State University, attend a Broadway show, visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and participate in a theatre workshop.

For more than two decades, the month-long, on-campus experience for area high school students has been a component of Finlandia’s year-round Upward Bound program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The summer residential program is intended to help prepare the youth for academic success and accustom them to the responsibilities of being on their own.

For additional information, or for arrangements to drop off or pick-up returnable cans and bottles, call 906-487-7343.

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