Pitt Hosts Pittsburgh Public Schools Students’ Visit

Issue Date: 
July 9, 2007


Some 25 Pittsburgh Public Schools students ages 12-15 visited the University of Pittsburgh recently to learn from Pitt students, former student-athletes, professors, and administrators about the value of a good education. The visitors also toured the Petersen Events Center and the Cathedral of Learning’s Nationality Rooms.

“The intent was to expose the boys to what a treasure the University of Pittsburgh really is—a treasure that’s right in their own backyard—and to show them how crucial education will be as they transition through life,” said Kyle Henderson, coordinator of the mentoring program at Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc. in East Liberty, which organized the visit in collaboration with Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs.

Among the Pitt students who met with the visitors were 2007 Rhodes Scholar Daniel Armanios; 2006 Truman Scholar Adam Iddriss; Tonya Groover, a computer science major who founded the Technology Leadership Institute, aimed at helping young Black students to succeed in computer science; and School of Medicine student Alvin Jones.