A little extra buzz is happening around Little Hall and campus this summer with UA hosting high school students who are participating in the 2019 National Social Work Enrichment Program (NSEP).

NSEP, which serves junior and senior high school students who are in foster care, was founded by UA Social Work’s MSW Program Director and Assistant Professor Dr. Sebrena Jackson. The primary purpose of the program is to inspire students to graduate high school and enroll in college. NSEP focuses on four primary areas: college readiness skill development, employment skill development, leadership skill development, and relationship skill development. The program partners with the Alabama Department of Human Resources and other local agencies to deliver the program’s curriculum.

A group of 21 NSEP students began their visit at UA June 9 and will be living on campus for six weeks (June 9-July 19) in Riverside West. The group will dine in Lakeside Dining Hall. Five staff members will live in the residence hall and accompany the group on all activities. Social Work student ambassadors also welcomed the group to campus and provided a tour of Little Hall, which houses UA’s School of Social Work.

A luncheon to celebrate students completion of the program is set for 11 a.m. Friday, July 19 at Bryant Conference Center. The luncheon is open to UA Social Work faculty and staff.

To learn more about the program, contact Dr. Jackson at msjackson5@ua.edu or 205-348-4726.