Mott Hall scholars return to Harvard for second year

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More than 70 sixth grade scholars and teachers from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn recently spent the day exploring Harvard University and talking with faculty, students and staff about a variety of topics.

“We learned about segregation and the Children’s Crusade in 1963,” said 12 year old Kamora Thompson. “It was really powerful and cool. I didn’t know about that before. That was definitely my favorite part of the day.”

Other students were fascinated to learn about what different kinds of engineers can do. “There are all sorts of different kinds of engineering – civil and electrical and other kinds too. We learned a little about different kinds of jobs and things we can do when we grow up,” said 13-year-old Jahson Thomas.

Still others liked seeing the Zebrafish in the BioLabs. “It was see-through. It was amazing. I saw its heart!” exclaimed 11-year-old Jatiayah Stevenson.

This is the second year scholars from Mott Hall traveled to Cambridge. Last year more than 200 students toured Harvard to learn about the various things a University can offer, and prove that college is possible. They came as a result of an extensive Humans of New York fundraiser.