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100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. and Miami Dade-County Public Schools Seek To Build Upon A Culture of College and Career Readiness For The Students of South Florida

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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 7:22 pm

The 100 Black Men of South Florida (100BlackMenSF) and the Miami- Dade County Public Schools will host

their 4th annual College & Career Expo on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Miami Dade County Fair & Exposition

Center (10901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165) from 9am-3pm. According to the U.S. Department of Education statistics

from 2012, Florida is currently tied with four states, having the fifth lowest highest graduation rate. Researchers say the

nationwide progress means the national graduation rate could reach 90 percent by 2020.

Over 5,000 students from Miami-Dade County are confirmed to attend the Expo. The 100BlackMenSF hope to get

students excited about education and provides the pathways and resources for making positive career choices.

Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be onsite to provide information about applying for college.

There is an opportunity for some students to get accepted on the spot, with application fees waived and scholarships on

the spot. Students will have an opportunity to attend workshops, discuss admissions requirements along with applying for

scholarships. Senior students attending the Expo will need copies of the following (A) High School Transcripts: (B)

ACT/SAT Scores; and (C) two letters of recommendations.

The 100BlackMenSF realize that not all students are going to college. They have curated a career expo to provide

valuable platforms to connect students with careers and vocational opportunities. http://vimeo.com/34396395

“We are excited by the outpour of support from our college and vocational partnerships that have signed on to help

students navigate a plan for their future, states the 100 Black Men of South Florida President, Ellis A. Adger.

The 100BlackMenSF will unveil their social media lounge that will serve as the hub for attendees to share their

experience at the expo through social media. The lounge will be hosted by the 100BlackMenSF members and powered by

99 JAMZ. Highlights of the lounge include: *Media interviews, one on one sessions with some of the representatives of

the 100BlackMenSF and cell phone/tablet charging station by Take Charge Anywhere.

The 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. has been at the forefront of mentoring and providing innovative programs for

young black males in South Florida. Some of their signature initiatives include Positive Youth Development, Dr. Harold

Guinyard Leadership Academy and the Collegiate 100 to name a few. These landmark programs have made a significant

impact on the young men of the South Florida community.

Students are encouraged to register at http://100blackmensf.org/event/college-career-fair/

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