Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

57%
are first generation college students
95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 484

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Jennifer K

In this video, Milwaukee County Extension demonstrates their 4-H sySTEMatics program, which brings STEM programs into different schools around the area. This session takes place at Westside Academy, and the program spans 7 other schools in Milwaukee.


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Stacy S

This year I was able to be a parent chaperone with the Brown Deer Elementary group at Nature in the Parks. The students really seemed to get a lot out of the program, like valuable hands-on experiences taught by knowledgeable and trustworthy guides/instructors.


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Bobby R

Participating in Owl Prowl has reinforced my opinion that being in nature is very important for mental health. The Wehr Nature Center provides many, many excellent services to all.


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Jason T

I have been participating in UW Extension horticulture seminars, classes, etc for 10 years now. These educational experiences are extremely valuable and beneficial to helping me grow as a professional in the green industry.


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Kristine D

Through WNEP and interning at the MetaHouse, I have learned new ways (healthy ways) to prepare meals. I enjoy the program because I learn new things every single day.


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Tasha S

The MPS-WNEP Nutrition Class exposes my students to nutrition knowledge that compliments our health curriculum at the school.


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Melissa D

I value Project Focal Point sponsored by the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension because it has taught me about food and nutrition like healthy eating, exercise, and food labeling.


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Christopher F

I grew up in a small community unsure of what I wanted to do and whether I would have the money for school. I began my education at the U.W. Marathon County in the fall of 2004 and am grateful for having done so.


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Sara G

I am a community partner with the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension. I believe in the Extension because they provide valuable resources and educational programs to the community at large.


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