The Dajae Coleman Foundation (DC3F) will host its second annual College Bound Ready Program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 20 at the Morton Civic Center. The program aims to equip incoming college freshman with adequate skills to make the transition from home to college life. The event reflects the core mission of DC3F, to provide support and encouragement to Evanston youth in order to heighten their chances of success. Lunch will be served, and there is no cost to attend, but students who wish to participate must fill out an application to secure a spot.
By providing tutorials for students, DC3F is investing in the future of Evanston youth. DC3F provides help in areas such as studying, budgeting, cooking, and general preparedness. Former Evanston Township High School students who are currently enrolled in college will be on hand to answer questions from the prospective freshmen. Each student who attends the College Bound Ready Program will be given a College Survival Kit that contains items helpful to the transition from home life to dorm life.
“It’s always good to hear about college life from kids who have been through it, and the panel discussion lets kids ask students questions about things they might be worried about or wonder about,” said Dajae Coleman Founder and President Tiffany Rice. “Last year was our first year and it was great, and this year’s event will be even better.”
Additional information is available at dc3f.org.