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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.

Blugold Beginnings offers a variety of programs and services to promote a college-going culture and to help students obtain a higher education.  Visit our About Us page to learn more about the goals and objectives of the Blugold Beginnings Program.  All students are provided with: 

  • Mentoring/Role Models
  • Career Exploration
  • College Campus Visits
  • Monthly Events
  • Tutoring/Study Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • College Planning
  • ACT Preparation

Please donate! 

Blugold Beginnings relies heavily on the donations of charitable businesses, alumni, and people like you to help create bright futures for the students of our great communities! Please help us in our journey to ensure that every student is college bound!

 Bush Brothers donate generous gift to support Blugold Beginnings programming in Augusta schools

Upcoming Events

Summer Camp Programming

Visit our summer camp web page fror more details.


Mentoring in Schools

October, 2014

Applications available online

Study hall, resource time, and afterschool mentor programming at school sites including homework help, college knowledge activities and games/free time with mentors.

Altoona Middle & High School: schedule coming soon

Memorial High School: schedule coming soon
North High School: schedule coming soon
Delong Middle School: schedule coming soon
Northstar Middle School: schedule coming soon
South Middle School: schedule coming soon
Longfellow Elementary: schedule coming soon
Manz Elementary: schedule coming soon
Putnam Heights Elementary: schedule coming soon
Robbins Elementary: schedule coming soon
Sherman Elementary: schedule coming soon

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"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
-Diogenes Laertius