February 20, 2024

On Saturday, February 10, College Lift’s Saturday Academy opened its doors wider than usual to welcome a group of distinguished guests, eager to witness firsthand the transformative education opportunities provided to students aiming to lift their potential.

Among the esteemed visitors was Tricia McManus, the Superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, alongside other community leaders who play pivotal roles in shaping educational landscapes. Their presence underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in creating pathways for student success and emphasized the community’s investment in accessible, high-quality education.

From innovative STEM programs to arts and humanities courses designed to broaden minds and spark creativity, guests were treated to a comprehensive view of how Saturday Academy prepares students not just for college, but for life beyond it.

The visit offered a tour; and interactive experiences. Guests engaged with enthusiastic students and faculty, participated in lively discussions, and witnessed the vibrant campus life that makes Forsyth Tech a place of promise. They observed classrooms where theory meets practice, labs where future technologies are born, and workshops where creative expression knows no bounds.

Superintendent McManus, alongside donors, members of the Board of Trustees and other visitors also offered insights and feedback, providing valuable perspectives on how to further enhance the educational journey of students in College Lift. It was a powerful reminder of the role community leaders play in supporting initiatives like College Lift Academy, which are essential for equitable economic mobility and community transformation.

As we reflect on the success of this special Saturday, it’s clear that the path we’re on is one that leads to brighter futures. The visit from Superintendent McManus and our esteemed guests was not just a moment of pride for Forsyth Tech but a stepping stone towards deeper collaborations and more impactful outcomes for our students.

Forsyth Tech remains committed to being a catalyst for change, empowering students through education, and transforming communities. With the support of visionary leaders and the entire community, we will continue to blaze trails and open doors to endless possibilities for our students.