In the first two months of the semester Maine Aspirations has hosted 6 different middle and high schools, for a total of over 200 students, with 5 more schools scheduled in the month of November. In collaboration with the Museum, Dining Services and Admissions some of these students enjoyed Museum tours, lunch in the dining hall, and admissions information sessions in addition to our campus tours. The visiting students have had some great questions about the college application process, about how college schedules work, and about Colby academics and social life. The moment you see a student start to believe college is somewhere they’d like to be, something they can achieve, is an incredibly rewarding moment for the program volunteers, and a moment that could lead to a something great in the future of the visiting students – and that’s where the goal of the program is achieved.