On Saturday, February 24, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Phi Lambda chapter in Savannah, in partnership with the Savannah Chatham-County Public System (SCCPSS), the Chatham County Youth Commission and 100 Black Men of Savannah, will be hosting a daylong combined college fair/career fair at Sol C. Johnson High School.
This event is an annual function, held since 2007 with input from the Savannah Chatham-County Public School System. The brainchild of retired educator/ US Army Dr. Leroy Zimmerman, its purpose is to guide young men and women of high- and middle school age in the direction of exposure to a wide range of careers.
A day-long seminar, kids will be able to not only speak to representatives of many different colleges, but even speak to professionals in business, engineering, law, medicine, science, the military, etc. about what they did to achieve their goals.
The schedule is: 9am-11:30am, College Fair; 11:30am-12:15pm, Program Gatherings in the Johnson High Gym; 12:30pm- 1:15pm, Lunch; 1:15pm- 2:20pm, Career Workshops; 2:30pm-3:10pm, Talent Show.
Also, during the career workshops, a series of parent workshops will be held. Subjects will include: how to finance for college, applications and acceptance letters and scholarships.
Information about MegaGenesis is available in local middle schools and high schools. Interested families can also get information by contacting Dr. Leroy Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.