College Expo

By: Tyler McKinney

The Black College Expo™ is an event the highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and

universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services. It was developed 18
years ago to serve as a vital link between
minorities and college admissions. Although the purpose is to
educate ALL students about HBCUs and the college admission process, you’ll find public colleges, private
colleges, ivy leagues, baby ivies, and even military colleges on site. The overall goal i
s to encourage and
promote the importance of higher education, while providing positive guidance and pathways towards
positive post
secondary pursuits for students from underserved and underrepresented communities.
The Black College Expo underlines the m
ission of curtailing the high school dropout rate and increasing
the enrollment to degree and/or certificate programs among underserved and underrepresented
students. The Black College Expo impacts families being that over 90% are the low to moderate famil
ies,
most of whom do not know how to navigate the college admission process. Black College Expo
demystifies the college and career planning process. There are seminars throughout the day on “How to
find Money for College”, “Booming Careers”, “How to Maximi
ze Financial Aid”, “How to Write your
Dream Essay to get into your Dream College”, “How to Prepare for College”, SAT and ACT Prep. There is
a STEAM Pavilion, to get students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts/Aerospace/Agriculture and Mat
h, and Career Center to help connect students to internship and
career opportunities.

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