Going Well Beyond the Classroom with the Parents Fund

photo of parents and their son, a uconn studentWith donations from parents and families like yours, UConn was able to give students a wide range of experiences from nature retreats to club fairs, to special guest speakers this fall who provided leadership development and gave them an opportunity to reflect as they experience the challenges of college life.

Thanks to the Parents Fund, UConn brought special guests to campus to share their transformative stories. Students got to hear from journalist Noor Tagouri, author David Brooks, Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson, Sandy Hook survivor and author Kaitlin Roig-Debellis, and former WNBA player and Olympian Chamique Holdsclaw, who spoke during Suicide Prevention Week.

They also got a chance to connect with nature through an outdoor adventure challenge during the first-ever health-and-wellness retreat this fall. Fifteen students got a chance to experience joy and mindfulness, and test their skills during the retreat held jointly by UConn Recreation and Counseling and Mental Health Services.

In addition, thousands of students came to check out more than 600 clubs and student organizations during the Involvement Fair.

The generosity of parents and families makes all this possible. Thank you to everyone who has donated and to those who will in the future. You are going above and beyond to invest in your student’s experience.

For more information on the Parents Fund and the Parents Fund Council, please visit www.foundation.uconn.edu/parents or email UConnFamilies@foundation.uconn.edu.

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