City-Wide College Fair Offered

It’s touted as the biggest college fair in the city; The Detroit City-Wide College Fair is being held tonight at Greater Grace Temple. The free event features dozens of colleges and universities from across the country, as well as workshops on ACT/SAT preparation, the NCAA Clearinghouse, financial aid, college life and more. There will also be several college-prep workshops, including one titled “Real College Life 101.”

Detroit Board of Education vice president Tyrone Winfrey says this session will offer student-to-student advice on adjusting to campus life. “When you get into one of these college campuses or universities and live on the campus, you are on your own. A lot of times what we find with students is not the academics that they have the most trouble with but with time management and making proper decisions.”

“Producers of the ACT and SAT test will be there conducting sessions regarding test taking skills. We will also have an organization talking about academics and athletics.” In addition to practical information for students, Winfrey told WWJ, “we will even have a session about decision-making and the values that will be needed when you are in college.”

The college fair runs from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, at Greater Grace Temple on W. Seven Mile near Telegraph in Detroit.

(Copyright, 2010. WWJ Newsradio 950, All Rights Reserved.)

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