— Posted on January 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm.
Memphis, TN – December 19, 2012 – Leadership Memphis is launching a campaign to encourage high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications in January. The goal of the campaign is to increase the total number of FAFSA completions in Memphis/Shelby County by 20 percent in 2013.
The campaign includes a number of hands-on “Fill out the FAFSA” events from January 10-27, 2013 at various locations around the city. (See list of dates, times, locations below.)
The sessions are for students and parents who want help completing the forms.
DATE TIME LOCATION
1/10 3pm – 7pm Whitehaven Library Career, Coach Mobile Unit
1/12 10am – Noon Southwest Tennessee Community College (Whitehaven, Corner of Airways and Brooks)
1/12 10am -2pm Whitehaven High School, Career Coach Mobile Unit
1/13 10am – Noon Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus
1/14 3pm – 7pm Benjamin Hooks Main Library, Career Coach Mobile Unit
1/15 6:30 – 7:30pm Benjamin Hooks Main Library
1/16 5pm – 7pm EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street
1/19 10am – Noon Southwest Tennessee Community College, Union Campus
1/25 3pm -7pm Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave
1/26 10am – 2pm Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave
1/27/2013 2pm-4pm EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street
For updated site information and/or to sign up to be a volunteer at one of the sites, please go to: http://www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday
This help is made possible by the Memphis Talent Dividend (MTD), one of several Leadership Memphis action initiatives that focus on increasing college attainment. MTD involves more than 100 organizations working together to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metro areas.
“Difficulty in completing the federal student aid forms has been identified as a major barrier to many students pursing college entry,” said Fred Turverey, Director of Memphis Talent Dividend. “About 5,500 students completed FAFSA applications in 2012. The goal is to increase that number to more than 6,600 in 2013.”
For more information, please contact Jacqueline Oselen, Program Coordinator at 901 278-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanette McKinley-Bowen, Urban Youth Initiative, email:Jeanette@uyimemphis.org or 901-725-3127.
Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to empower the community to step up and make Memphis great. Leadership Memphis is dedicated to helping the city fulfill its potential by advancing the values of diversity, connectivity and inclusion, and leveraging the power of collaborative action. Founded in 1979, the organization has trained and graduated more than 2,000 leaders from its signature programs: Executive, FastTrack and Grassroots. Its Action Initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis, Imagine Memphis and SUCCESS High Schools.
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