ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Investing in the future is nothing new for the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.
Friday afternoon marked their annual college tour for 11th and 12th grade students, and the area CEO is optimistic about the weekend.
"Maybe they'll see something or learn something," said Marvin Laster. "Or aspire to want to go to one of these places so they can one day with the skills to make Albany a better place to live."
The trip started with the three schools in the Good Life city.
Laster took the kids from the Diploma to Degrees program and had them well prepared with questions for each campus.
"How are we going to get into our colleges," asked 12th grader Jalin Brown. "Or how we're going to pay for the colleges we want to go to?"
Brown is going into her senior year at Monroe High School. She's amped for day two of the trip as they will pay a visit to Spelman College.
"Just making sure I take it all in," Jalin said. "Because I really want to go there so when I check it out I'm going to be asking so many questions."
This summer marks the first year the group is traveling out of state. They plan to make stops at Tuskegee University and Auburn in Alabama after heading to the Atlanta to check out schools like Morehouse and Georgia Tech.
"This is kind of a reward trip for them. A reward for their dedication and commitment to the Boys and Girls club, also an opportunity for them to begin to think about their future."
That's the mindset one of the 11th grade students who attends Albany High.
"I just want to find out how the college is at the most and be able to be at a place where I'll be taken in and loved on," said Aunquarious Brown.
The trip which was funded by United Way and SASCO Chemical Group wraps up Sunday, but the club hopes the effects will last a lifetime.