Monday, October 30, 2006

Free College Education Preparation Event this Saturday Nov. 4, 10am-1pm

You are cordially invited to attend a special presentation entitled: African American Students Preparing for College and Scholarships: Why Community Service?

The program will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 from 10 am - 1 pm at Greater Imani Church of Memphis,Tn (located at
3034 Austin Peay Hwy). The program is geared toward 9th to 12th graders (14-18 years old) along with their parents. The program is open to anyone to attend. There will be booths with several Colleges and Community Service information to view from 9-10 am and then the seminar will begin at 10 am. There will also be a drawing for a laptop computer or something of value to be given to a blessed 9th through 12th grade student. Student must be present to win. Registration for laptop will be from 9 am - 9:55 am (only students that are present can register). Winner will be announced at the end of the program.

The goal of the program is to educate as many parents/students of the importance of Community Service in obtaining acceptances into colleges/universities along with getting scholarships (private or public).
The program should also make parents/students aware of the college preparation time lines and to assist the "Class of 2007".
The program promise to be interesting in that it is will be in 2 parts or sections. The first two hours will be the program and the last hour will be a panel of special guests set for a question and answer period with audience participation. There will also be booths set-up before and after the program with College Recruiters (UT Knoxville, Washington University, Rhodes College, Knoxville College, TSU Alumni, etc), Military, NIA Group, FedEx AAN, Youth United Way, along with other community service agencies. The program will provide information on: College Preparation, What the Recruiters are looking for, How to Prepare a Portfolio for College, A Parent's Experience in preparing his/her child for college, Washington University John B. Ervin program, Nia's Art program, discussing the TN Lottery program, and much more.
Special guests will consist of Marlon "Nappy" Wilson of FM 107.1 who will be the MC for the program. Currently, Nappy is producing live mixes as a co-host on the Hot Wake Up Show (6-10 a.m. Mon-Fri.) at Flinn Broadcasting Hot 107.1 in Memphis, TN. Keynote Speaker will be Tedarrell Muhammad , Owner/Founder of Everlasting Pure & Natural Premium Spring Water, Inc . The Everlasting brand has been distinguished from other bottled brands by capturing several coveted awards. The Berkeley Springs International Water-Tasting Competition has twice named Everlasting at its annual event, "The Best-Tasting Water in the World.". The Everlasting brand was also the official water supplier for the 2005 Millions More Movement in Washington D.C. Other guests on the program will be Senator Steve Cohen (Father of TN State Lottery), Charlie Folsom of UTK, Clint Anderson of Youth United Way, R2C2H2 Tha Artivist representing the John B. Ervin Program at WUSTL, Jeffrey Higgs of Knoxville College, Tim Gibson of Rhodes, Lou Conley, Debra Westrook, and Callie Herd.
The program will also highlight my national college preparation blog, "Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc.) which is located at . The blog currently has millions and millions of dollars in scholarships/internship opportunities and other valuable information. Deadlines are currently approaching for October/November.

It is my hope that you will share this information with many people as you can, it will be a very rewarding
and priceless program. As it is stated in many cases, "a mind is a terrible thing to waste", let us start making a difference in someone's life. I hope to see you on November 4, 2006.

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