Jay-Z's Foundation Is Helping Kids Visit Black Colleges
With accepted students days happening on college campuses across the country, the timing of Jay-Z's foundation's annual educational event is right on the money. The Shawn Carter Foundation has teamed up with Toyota for the 12th annual HBCU college tour for prospective students.
The week-long tour takes selected determined and resilient students to visit 11 historically black colleges and universities located along the East Coast from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia. While on this tour, selected students are able to meet with college admissions counselors as well as former Shawn Carter Foundation scholars.
Over 125 schools in the New York/New Jersey area have been invited to take part in some of the college prep workshops that lead up to the tour. Then in the Fall, administrator-selected students will tap into weekend ACT/SAT prep sessions that also touch on resume skills and dressing for success.
Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, 93.9 WKYS radio personality Angie Ange and Creative Writing M.F.A. Candidate Candice Wong (the latter two are Howard University alumni) have already kicked off the 2019 Shawn Carter Foundation College Bus Tour last week, with Morehouse, Spellman, North Carolina A&T among the campuses visited.
For more information about next year's tour or upcoming college scholarship opportunities, keep your eyes on the Shawn Carter Foundation's official site.