National Council of Negro Women to hold first annual college expo

Oct. 20, 2004, midnight | By Feza Kikaya | 16 years ago

Free event to feature informative workshops and panels

The Mitchellville-Bowie chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is hosting its first college expo this Saturday, Oct. 23, at Eleanor Roosevelt Senior High School in Prince George's County from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The first portion of the afternoon will feature panels and workshops beginning with "Smart Eats for a College Dorm," where representatives from Stanford University will hold a cooking demonstration, followed by a health session sponsored by the National Organization of Concerned Black Men titled "Educated Choices for Healthy Outcomes (ECHO)," as well as a sports panel and a financial aid information session.

SAT/PSAT workshops as well as panels on "Preparing for College" and "Career Options for College-Bound Youth" will take place next in the afternoon. A scholarship and computer giveaway is scheduled to take place following these informative sessions.

Latter portions of the event will feature a step show by the National Youth Step Conference, Inc., as well as a parent information seminar on banking options for college students and a scholarship panel discussion.

More than 70 colleges and universities and over 20 organizations are expected to attend the expo, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

The Freddie Mac Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard, Peterson Family Foundation, Comcast and IKEA are all sponsors of the event.

According to its website, "NCNW-MB is a nonprofit community and church-based organization that promotes unity of actions among all women in matters affecting educational, cultural, economic, social and civic life."

Eleanor Roosevelt High School is located at 7601 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, MD. For directions to the event, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities and event details, contact NCNW-MB here.

For the event brochure, or for a list of participating colleges/universities, click here.

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