Sunday, October 21, 2012

College Scholarship Fair Recap, West Suburban Program Launch

On October 13th, 2012, the Chicago Chapter held their 10th Annual College Scholarship Fair at UIC, sponsored by State Farm.  Close to 3,000 students and 200 schools were in attendance, as hundreds of on site acceptances were granted and scholarships were given to outstanding students in the Chicagoland area. Visits from several dignitaries and local celebrities made the day extra special, as families also attended workshops on financial aid and exam preparedness, and corporate partners were wowed by the manifestation of the hard work of our members and volunteers. Our mentees showed up in force to help keep things running smoothly as well. Kudos to Ray Coleman, CSF Chairman and his team for making yet another fair the biggest and best.

October 20th was back to the business of mentoring at our West and South Side sites, but of special note was the re-launch of the West Suburban program, held at the Quad County Urban League in Aurora. Under the leadership of Al Demming, dozens of mentees, volunteers, and parents came out to learn more about the history of our organization, the programming, and our 2012-13 curriculum. We look forward to growing this effort and becoming yet another model of excellence in serving our youth.

Over the next few weeks in all the programs, as we near the election and beyond, we will be discussing civics/politics, making sure the students stay engaged as issues very important to them will be taken on by the next administrations locally and nationally.

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