Representative Tracie Davis (D-Jacksonville) is collaborating with The Center One Foundation, Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Action News’ Tenikka Hughes and Danyelle Johnson to host the fourth Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Legacy College Fair. The HBCU Legacy College Fair will be held at the Jessie Ball Dupont Center, located at 40 East Adams Street Jacksonville, FL 32202, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The HBCU Legacy College Fair will provide scholarships, students with opportunities to receive scholarships, school admission, participate in workshops focused on self -motivation, college readiness, and career success while exposing attendees to all facets Historically Black Colleges and Universities have to offer.
“Being a second-generation alumna from a Historically Black College, I’m extremely excited to host a fair that specifically high-light HBCUs as a viable choice for students. HBCUs teach students to embrace their culture and creativity while also being a safe-haven for some or a place of hope for others,” said Representative Davis. “More importantly, we must remember to cherish and support our HBCUs, so they may continue to do what they have always done-foster, lead, cultivate, and generate the leaders of the future.”
The demand for Jacksonville’s high school students interested in attending a HBCU has increased over the last few years and the HBCU college fair is aimed at providing information to help the student make the best collegiate decision. In addition to the HBCUs, voter registration will be offered and organizations such as, 100 Black Men, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Educators Rock, Continental Society, INC., and Iota Phi Theta will also be participating in the fair.
The college fair is free. All students and parents are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged to qualify for scholarships and school admission.