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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men

According to statistics from ChildStats.gov, black males are the most likely children to live in a single parent female-headed household. However, black males are not the only boys who are at risk, they are simply most at risk as more … Continue reading

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Disney Dreamers Academy

The Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big. Disney Dreamers experience: Inspirational guest speakers with immersive presentations Career activities ranging from animation, … Continue reading

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Why Should Faith and Community Organizations Get Involved?

In my recent post, “The Role of Faith- and Community-based Organizations in Expanding College Access” I provided important insight as to why high school counselors simply do not have the time to provide the necessary, and critically important, college admissions … Continue reading

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The Role of Faith- and Community-based Organizations in Expanding College Access

The photograph pictures a group of parents attending a Saturday morning workshop at a local Cobb County school, being presented by Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry Leader, Mychal Wynn. The 4-hour workshop is focused on increasing k-12 student academic … Continue reading

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Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

  Accounting Career Awareness Program The primary objective of Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the … Continue reading

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Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Academy

  Attention: 10th and 11th graders. The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy (MHSPEA) is a two-week entry-level residential academic enrichment program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI). The MHSPEA … Continue reading

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Tom Joyner “Full Ride” Scholarship

*Dallas, TX — The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2014. “The cost of … Continue reading

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A Framework for Reading

A recent research study by the University of Chicago, Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How Is It Related to High School Performance and College Enrollment? notes the importance of early reading intervention in which the authors note: For … Continue reading

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Your Degree Matters

The research study, “Higher Education Pays: The Initial Earnings of Graduates of Texas Public Colleges and Universities” (CollegeMeasures.org 2013) provides important considerations for parents and students formulating their postsecondary plans. Although the report focuses on data from the state of … Continue reading

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