Heads up juniors and seniors! The Black College Expo train is coming to Richmond and it’s bringing the HBCU Recruitment Caravan along with it.
Set for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Richmond High School, 1250 23rd Street, Richmond, the Black College Expo welcomes high school juniors and seniors to explore their educational options and scholarship opportunities with a variety of colleges at the event. Click here to see the event flier.
According to organizers, more than 20 colleges will be participating in the Expo. Students are encouraged to bring their transcripts, S.A.T. and A.C.T. scores for potential on-the-spot acceptance at the colleges.
“Our mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented youth,” reports the Black College Expo on its website. “Our goal is to get students excited about education and provide the pathways and resources for students to make positive career choices.”
Per event organizers, the Black College Expo:
- Connects students and student athletes directly to colleges, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU);
- Students can get accepted, with application fees waived and scholarships, on-the-spot;
- Exposes students to available scholarships;
- Assists with college preparation and readiness;
- Assists student athletes with NCAA Eligibility requirements and recruitment opportunities;
- Connects students to career, internship and vocational opportunities; and
- Offers life enhancing seminars, which provide valuable platforms to connect students to college and opportunities beyond graduation.
“I encourage my students, as well as other local high school juniors and seniors, to definitely set their smartphones for the Black College Expo,” said For Richmond Community Convener Demnlus Johnson, who works on-site at Richmond High School. “It’s an opportunity to not only one-stop-shop for a college, but also a scholarship.”
A second, even larger Black College Expo will be happening the next day, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Laney College in Oakland. To learn more details about the Black College Expo in Oakland, click here.
For more info about the Richmond event, call 909-396-0151 or click here.