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.
- Aaron Taylor, opens a new window, Associate Professor St. Louis University Law School
- David Hardy, opens a new window, Deputy Superintendent of Academics St. Louis Public Schools
- Dwayne Smith,, opens a new window Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Harris-Stowe State University
- Crystal Cauley, opens a new window - 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:
- United 4 Children, opens a new window
- St Louis Public Schools, opens a new window
- College Bound, Office of Financial Empowerment
- St Louis Graduates, opens a new window
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, opens a new window
- Epworth Children and Family Services, opens a new window
- William J. Harrison Education Center, opens a new window
- Missouri College Advising Corps, opens a new window
- St Louis University School of Medicine, opens a new window
- Lincoln University
- Harriet Tubman, Inc.
- Launch Code, opens a new window
- University of Central Missouri, opens a new window
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:
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