On September 17, 2017, the St. Petersburg (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was one of many organizations that partnered with the local chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated to make the HBCU College Fair a big success! Hurricane Irma did NOT dampen our enthusiasm for bringing this important event to our teens.
- 16 Links volunteered their time & talents. Connecting Links were also present to represent and give information on their HBCU.
- Over 20 Colleges/Universities were in attendance
- 273 Youth from all over the Tampa Bay Area attended!
- Links supplied the handouts for the bags: Importance of Attending an HBCU, Flyer for the Common Black College Application (app where students can apply to 51 HBCU’s at same time for $35) and a Scholarship Guide
- Links & Heir O’Links also participated during the last hour program: Link Evyan Gordon moderated a panel of HBCU current & alumnidiscussing life on campus (HOL Maiya Fudge & Mara Brody from BCU); Link Lisa Benson discussed Scholarships & how to get them.