District and College Now to host College Fair on Sept. 14
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and College Now Greater Cleveland are inviting students and their parents to “College Readiness Fair” on Sept. 14 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The College Fair is part of a weekend of activities that surround the Cleveland Classic, a football game Sept. 15 between two historically black colleges and universities: Morehouse College and Winston-Salem State University. Both schools will bring alumni to the game.
The College Fair will tap into this alumni enthusiasm, said Linda Ross, manager of Advising Services for College Now. The purpose of the fair is to introduce students and their parents to recruiters and admissions advisers from more than 50 colleges and universities.
In a one-stop setting, students and parents will be able to ask questions and get answers about the various institutions.
With the co-sponsorship of McDonald’s, the fair is free, and students do not have to be in high school to benefit from the event.
Ross said College Now, formerly the Cleveland Scholarship Program, has been working with the District and other school districts in the region since last spring. It plans to increase its marketing of the college fair once classes resume this month.