College Prep 101
A study by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that Black women have been obtaining degrees at a consistently high rate since 2008. Indeed, Black women accounted for 68% of associate’s degrees, 71% of master’s degrees and 65% of doctorate degrees. Although this study highlights the positive aspects of Black women and education, as of 2012, only 15% of students enrolled in college were African-American, a drastically low number relative to that of 60% of white students enrolled. Moreover, although Black women continue to pursue higher education at increasing rates, they only make up 8% of private sector jobs.
This program is intended to encourage girls to pursue higher education, by equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to apply and succeed in college, as well as provide them with information on how to fund college. Moreover, this program will offer the young ladies opportunities to tour the Spelman College campus and seek advice and one-on-one mentoring from current college students.
Enchanted Closet, Inc. is delighted to announce that registration is open for College Prep 101 on April 14, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm at Spelman College. It’s in partnership with the lovely ladies of the NCNW-Spelman Section and features Andrea Powers of Next Step Education Foundation, Inc.
Girls will gain insight on selecting colleges, applying for entrance, and gaining financial assistance. They will go on a tour of campus and engage in conversations with current college students.
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eccollegeprep101