Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli, PhD
Another of the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership Faculty Presenting at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Title of Presentation: The Future Scholars Program: A Counselor Education Community Partnership to Create Systemic Social Change
Abstract/Program Description: Counselor education programs should strive not only to prepare socially responsible and ethical future counselors but also to encourage students and the institution to connect with the local community to work for social change. This presentation will highlight a University-Community partnership, which enhances the local community while promoting excellence and access for low-income first-generation college-bound high school students. This Future Scholars program contributes to the university through transformative learning experiences and counselor preparation for counseling student interns. From a global perspective, it encourages an increase in future school counselors to be agents of systemic social change. Information will be shared so other counselor education programs can begin creating similar dynamic partnerships.