David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will host a College & Career Success Event for ninth and tenth grade students on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on ensuring that African-American students know they can graduate from college and are supported in preparing for the college admissions and financial aid process.
Further, the event aims to encourage college completion by discussing the importance of planning and preparing for post-secondary success, and facilitate college readiness by introducing students to resources and tools to help them attend and complete college. Students also will learn more about the College Scorecard, which provides the clearest, most accessible and most reliable national data on college cost, graduation and debt and post-college earnings, and Pell Abacus, a free, mobile-friendly college-search tool designed to help low-income students understand their full range of financial-aid options.
The event is a kick-off to the D.C. Public Schools’ College Expo.