Eau Claire (WQOW) - UW-Eau Claire hosted some special visitors on campus Friday.
Blugold Beginnings hosted their 7th Annual Fifth Grade Tour Day. Over 2,000 fifth graders from 30 school districts were paired up with college mentors who are current UW-Eau Claire students. The fifth graders were able to learn from a college professor, tour the campus and residence halls and see what a typical day for a college student is like.
Program Coridinator Olivia Vruwink told News 18, "I think its important for kids to learn from a college mentor that post secondary education, whether its a four year college, a two year college is really important. no matter their color of skin, how much money their parents make that they can go on to post secondary education.
This fifth grade tour is one of the biggest events put on by Blugold Beginnings, and the goal is to inspire younger students to go to college.