Richmond Promise to hold student-led college fair May 4

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At Lovonya DeJean Middle School on Thursday, May 4, a unique college fair will have 9th graders at Kennedy High presenting their research on over 35 colleges to local middle school students, families and community partners in a science-fair format.

The Richmond Promise Middle School College Fair will occur in two 90-minute sessions with start times of 10:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. at DeJean Middle School, located at 3400 Macdonald Ave.

The idea behind the college fair is to get students talking with their peers about college, and beginning that conversation early.

The Richmond Promise is a $35 million college scholarship program that aims to provide every college-going local high school senior with up to $1,500 annually to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. The program, funded through a $90 million community benefits agreement connected to the Chevron Richmond Modernization Project, also guides students through the financial aid process as part of a broader initiative to create a college-going culture in Richmond.

Those wishing to stop by May 4 to the see the 9th graders’ work, ask questions or access resources from colleges, universities and community partners, please RSVP here.

Those wishing to provide resources or information on a program beneficial to high school and middle school students should contact the Richmond Promise team to confirm a table spot. Email here: info@richmondpromise.org.

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