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February 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Chat rewind: How college students can get more kids interested in higher ed

Fifth grade students from the greater Bellingham area  are greeted by Victor-E-Viking as they arrive on campus to participate in Western Washington University's  Compass 2 Campus program. Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times.

Fifth grade students from the greater Bellingham area are greeted by Victor-E-Viking as they arrive on campus to participate in Western Washington University’s Compass 2 Campus program. Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times.

Our latest Education Lab story examines a mentor program at Western Washington University called Compass 2 Campus. As its name suggests, Compass 2 Campus operates under the premise that linking current college students with younger students can help kids navigate a path to higher education.

Several other local programs — including the University of Washington’s Dream Project — have also exposed thousands of young people to college life by connecting them with mentors and tutors.

At noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11, reporter Katherine Long, Compass 2 Campus founder Cyndie Shepard and Dream Project director Jenee Myers Twitchell answered reader questions during an hourlong live chat.

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