Oakland-based Choose College Educational Foundation™’s “SuperSATurday Family College Day”
As part of the SuperSATurday Project, Choose College Educational Foundation in partnership with The African American Regional Educational Alliances will host SuperSATurday Family College Day on April 19, 2014 2-5pm at Chabot College in Hayward.
The SuperSATurday Initiative is a multi-media public outreach campaign targeting first-generation college bound students. The program is designed to inform and assist communities in the college-going process. The SuperSATurday Family College Day will start with honoring approximately 500 African American students transitioning to middle school, high school, and college at the 10th Annual African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards. Following the awards ceremony, we will host a community resources fair for the public to obtain free information and resources on college admissions, financial aid, educational support services, career education and training, health & wellness, and community resources.
This outreach campaign conducted throughout the spring targeting first-generation college-bound students will bring over 1,000 Bay Area families together for a day of activities designed to inspire them to consider college as an option for their future. This event will offer information, free resources, entertainment, a Children’s fun zone, contests, prizes, and more.
Preparing Students the Right Way
This event is sponsored by Choose College Educational Foundation, African American Regional Educational Alliances, R.T. Fisher Educational Enterprises, and California State GEAR-Up.
There are major racial disparities in students successfully performing on college entrance exams resulting in large groups of students being removed from being able to attend many four-year colleges, especially high-ranking institutions. As noted by Journal of Blacks on Higher Education, “Under the SAT scoring system, most non-minority students hoping to qualify for admission to any of the nation’s 25 highest-ranked universities need to score at least 700 on each portion of the SAT… in this top-scoring category of all SAT test takers, blacks made up only 1 percent.
SuperSATurday Family College Day features:
- FREE admission
- College, test prep and financial aid resources and information
- Academic and career resources and information
- Health and Wellness resources and information
- Children’s Health and Recreation Zone
- Youth performances and Guest speakers
- Contests, Games, Prizes and More
The SuperSATurday Initiative has:
- Reached over 40,000 people through outreach and media campaigns
- Provided over 1200 students free resources and information at the College Resource Fairs
- Completed over 150 informational presentations for student groups, organizations, churches and classrooms
- Received recognition by many Bay Area cities