ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Most fifth grade students are not thinking about college at this particular time, but at least 200 students are.
Weight Watchers of Maine put on the second annual Black Bears of Tomorrow program. The event gave students an opportunity to go to the U Maine campus to get an idea what college life is all about.
"The number one thing I want every child to walk out of here with is the feeling that this is a very real possibility for them. This is something that they can do," Black Bear Sports Properties Account Manager Jason Hoyt said.
Students were able to ask student athletes and coaches questions about what it is like to be a college student. These kids also took a tour to see the campus which included visiting the library, a dorm room and taking in a physics lecture. These fifth graders got to see that there is more to college than just athletics.
"It's so much more than that. It's about being in the classroom and expanding your horizons, and having opportunities that you otherwise would never have," Hoyt said.
One part of today's tour was most popular with several students.
"I'm looking forward to go seeing the light show, the physics light show," McMahon elementary students Bree Bergeron said.
"The physics show," McMahon elementary student Madison Roy said.
Maybe this experience will have an impact and get these students excited about going to college.