College of Education and Human Development to welcome Tree Street Youth students for campus tour, diversity dialogue

The public is invited to a diversity dialogue with students from Tree Street Youth during their visit to University of Maine on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Tree Street Youth is a Lewiston-based nonprofit offering afterschool and summer programs to predominantly low-income students from immigrant or refugee families. Founded in 2011, the agency supports Lewiston-Auburn youth through programs rooted in academics, the arts and athletics in a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social and emotional development. It aims to promote individual successes by building unity and creating bridges across lines of difference.

The Tree Street Youth students will spend the day at UMaine, including a campus tour led by a representative from the Office of Multicultural Student Life. In addition, they will meet with students in the College of Education and Human Development’s Education in a Multicultural Society course taught by Assistant Professor of Education Tammy Mills. The diversity dialogue from 2:15-3:30 p.m. in the Coe Room, Memorial Union, is open to the public.

Snow date: Thursday, Feb. 23.

For more information:
John Maddaus; 207.581.2429
Casey Kelly; 207.581.3751