A group of about 30 students posing together in a group photograph, making a W symbol with their hands

2022-23 Bucky’s Classroom Ambassador Team

Bucky’s Classroom Visits

On the right, the words Bucky's Classroom are written in large text, with the words "where inspiration meets exploration" written under them in small text. On the left, Bucky Badger's paw juts out of a circular frame, holding a rolled-up diploma,The Bucky’s Classroom visit program, offered only in Wisconsin, pairs UW student ambassadors with 7th grade classrooms around the state. Ambassadors lead the 60 to 90 minute session to share their UW experience and present college planning information in a fun, interactive way. The goal of the program is to help 7th grade students build a better understanding of college both academically and socially, gain knowledge about resources to help pay for college, explore possible career options and discover the importance of establishing a strong foundation for their future, rooted in education.

At the end of the semester, students and teachers are invited to campus to enjoy a campus tour, a hands-on-learning experience offered in partnership with numerous UW departments, and enjoy some legendary Babcock ice cream. For classes who are unable to travel to campus, virtual learning experiences are available, as well as a virtual tour of campus. There is no cost to participate in the program, however schools travelling to campus are responsible for providing/bringing sack lunches and providing their own transportation.

We are proud to say that 100% of teachers surveyed over the past two years say that their students are more likely to attend college after participation in Bucky’s Classroom.

 

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Questions? Email us at buckysclassroom@uwmad.wisc.edu or call at 608-263-0980.

“I really didn’t think about going to college, but now after talking about it, I think I might have to.”

– Milwaukee Excellence Charter School student

“Our college student facilitators were very engaging and were able to share important information in a way that was easy for students to understand. I think it was especially meaningful to have BIPOC representation in our facilitators for each of our sessions for our AVID students.”

– Mr. Serwe, Toki Middle School, Madison

“We always strive to present diversity to our very diverse school. It is good to see that the UW is looking more and more diverse.”

– Ms. Hawker, Sennett Middle School, Madison