On February 23, nearly 100 students from six high schools in the Philadelphia Education Fund’s (PEF) College Access Program (CAP) visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for an immersive site visit. During CAP’s annual “9th Grade Experience” at one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, students explored Longwood Gardens along with their horticulture program . Along with the tour, CAP students connected with Longwood student interns and walked the Gardens in an escape room style game d a scavenger hunt to find clues about career possibilities at Longwood.
“Thank you to Longwood Gardens for welcoming CAP students to a wonderful event,” says Bryan DeFoney, Director of PEF’s College Access Program. “It is so important for student to be exposed to various career options. Longwood provided a opportunity for students to spend time on-site at a beautiful location enjoying an educational activity that showcased a plethora of career options that students can consider as they embark on their college and career journeys.”
Thank you to Longwood Gardens for welcoming our CAP students. Partnerships with institutions like Longwood Gardens allows PEF to showcase real-world careers and diversified fields of work to our students, and their education department allows a waiving of program fees and admission for Title I Schools. Site visits help students realize their own potential, show them the opportunities of a college education, and enable them to develop the tools and skills they will need to be successful in college and their careers. If you are interested in becoming a partnering organization or college, please contact Bryan DeFoney, Director of CAP.