Wayne State, GM, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Help Families Prepare For College
DETROIT — On Saturday, Oct. 27, Wayne State University, in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, will host Steps for Success Saturday, a community event that provides local middle and high school students and their families with the information they need to properly prepare for college.
The event, funded by the General Motors Foundation, is open to the entire community and will feature a number of specialized workshops covering topics such as general college preparation, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and choosing the right college. Parent workshops will be presented in Spanish and English.
“The General Motors Foundation is a long-time supporter of initiatives that help students achieve their higher education goals,” said Alma Crossley, GM director of corporate diversity. “Our ongoing support of the Steps for Success program provides students the necessary tools to enable them to better navigate the daunting college selection and application process.”
Crossley will be a featured speaker at the event, along with Griselda Macias, outreach coordinator for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
“This event is an important opportunity to connect with youth in the community, strengthen students’ confidence in themselves as college bound, and ensure that more students are prepared for the college application process,” said Michelle Hunt Bruner, interim director of WSU’s Academic Success Center.
Participating students and their parents will be taken on a guided tour of Wayne State’s campus, where they will learn about university-sponsored pre-college programs and enjoy a complimentary lunch in the Towers Café.
Steps for Success Saturday will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wayne State’s General Lectures building, 5045 Anthony Wayne Drive. Students and families interested in attending can visit www.waynestateS4S.eventbrite.com for more information.