The Blugold Beginnings program is a program that works with local schools to provide a comprehensive college connection from 5th grade through high school graduation. Blugold Beginnings hires current UW-Eau Claire students as mentors for students in elementary through high school. The mentors develop relationships with students and provide role models and college knowledge to mentees.
The purpose of the Blugold Beginnings program is to educate and inspire students, especially underrepresented, low income, or first generation students, to believe that a post-secondary education is important, attainable, and available at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and other institutions.
Lissa Martinez, Elementary Program Coordinator
Kristi Herbenson, Wisconsin Covenant and High School Coordinator
Katie Gorell, Middle School Coordinator