The Office of Equity and Diversity and Secondary Leading & Learning presents... The 2nd Annual HBCU Information Session & Fair!
The Annual Historically Black Colleges & University (HBCU) Information Session and Fair successfully accomplished a second year of great community turnout and excitement for future graduates of BPS with over 1,000 people in attendance at Viera High School.
Since the 1800s, HBCUs have served a vital role in providing post-secondary educational opportunities for African Americans and have grown into prestigious institutions for students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Since the inaugural event in 2022, this event serves to support Secondary Leading & Learning’s commitment to promote college and career readiness and access, as well as increase participation in accelerated programs for underrepresented students - with a special district-wide observance of Black History Month. Students and families were able to connect with HBCU College Reps, Alumni and Current HBCU Students who were excited to share the possibilities and importance of college and career pathways. Sixteen HBCUs were represented, to include Florida A&M University, Bethune Cookman College, Howard University, Florida Memorial University, and more.
Special presentations and on-site assistance with BPS Departments were available for FAFSA, Scholarships, Career & Technical Education, Accelerated Programs, Parental Choice Options, ESOL, Head Start, Brevard Foundation, Adult & Community Education, and more. The learning for attendees also included edu-tainment with performances from Heritage High School’s Marching Band, Palm Bay High School’s Diva Dancing Team, Poetic Sole Step Team, and two local chapters of Black Greek Fraternity Step Team. Students and parents were also eligible to receive great prizes for simply attending. With the support of volunteers, local sponsorships, and community support, this event continues to be one of Brevard County’s most anticipated events.
Thank you to our EVENT SPONSORS:
Thank you to the following HBCUs -
Florida A&M University
Bethune Cookman University
Florida Memorial University
North Carolina A&T State University
Denmark Technical College
Grambling State University
Southern University and A&M College
Prarie View A&M University
Tennessee State University
Thank you to the following local businesses and organizations -
Bayside High School's Future Educators Academy
Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
Brevard Federation of Teachers
Brevard Sharing Center
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Brevard County Alumnae Chapter)
Eastern Florida State College
L3 Harris' LEAD - HBCU Connect Team
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Space Coast)
OCB's App Developer Juniors
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Gamma Nu Chapter)
Open Door Concierge Services
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Kappa Chi Sigma Chapter)
South Brevard NAACP ACT-SO
United Way of Brevard
USSF/USAF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Space Force - Patrick Air Force Base)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Omega Omicron Zeta Chapter)
We would love to see your photos during the event! Be sure to post your event photos on social media with #BPSHBCU2023
Do you have any feedback for this year's events, or suggestions for next year? Please submit your feedback here.
We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
DID YOU MISS THE FEBRUARY 9TH EVENT? DO YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE COLLEGES?
BE SURE TO REVIEW THE INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE WITH ADDITIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS.
YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT YOUR COLLEGE AND CAREER SPECIALIST ON CAMPUS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
STUDENTS - IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED UP FOR OUR DISTRIBUTION LIST TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT HBCU OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SIGN UP AND ENTER YOUR INFORMATION HERE.
ALL - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS YOUR EARLY INTEREST IN SUPPORTING THE 2024 EVENT AS A VOLUNTEER OR SPONSOR, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS BRIEF FORM.
Upcoming Opportunities Available (non-district sponsored) -
Registration link Annual Career and Networking Event (launchsquid.com)