Step on over to Schlafly for Black History Month

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Steppin’ Into Higher Ed

Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 am-4 pm @ Schlafly Branch

 

Does a college education seem out of reach?

For many college students, finding a path to their educational goals can be discouraging, even after they have graduated from high school, been accepted at a college or university, and received financial aid. This can be especially true for African-Americans, regardless of their age or background.   

What can be done to help our children succeed? What are the problems they face?

The theme of Black History Month 2017 is “The Crisis in Black Education.” The Schlafly, Divoll and Cabanne Branch libraries are presenting: 

  • 11am – 12pm A panel of experts in education ranging from early childhood to graduate school will discuss Black Education today, focusing on what students can do to succeed.

Panelists:

  • Aaron Taylor, Associate Professor St. Louis University Law School
  • David Hardy, Deputy Superintendent of Academics St. Louis Public Schools
  • Dwayne Smith, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Harris-Stowe State University
  • Crystal Cauley - Director Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center.
  • Tamara Rodney, Webster Groves High School
  • Jena Hines, Zeta Phi Beta
  • Noon – 1pm  Zeta Phi Beta, University of Missouri St Louis, will be steppin’.
  • 1-4 pm – Find resources to help make your college dream a reality, or learn about opportunities for volunteering and mentoring.

Organizations will include:

We hope to see you here!

For more information: Schlafly Branch, 314-367-4120, 225 N. Euclid Ave., 63108

Can’t attend? Here are some helpful links:

How to Graduate Debt Free

Pedigree

Will College Pay Off?

The Other College Guide

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges

Choosing the Right College

Do You Need Money for College? The Guide to Federal Student Aid, 2017–18

Entrance Counseling Guide for Direct Loan Borrowers [September 2016]

FAFSA 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Preventing Summer Melt

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