Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware to host drive-thru college fairs

Terry RogersEducation, Milford Headline Story

Attendees visit tables at the Drive-Thru College Fair held at the Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club

On Sat., May 8, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware held a Drive-Thru College Fair. The free drive-thru event provided families and their students with information that will help them successfully prepare and pay for college.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Navient Community Fund, Parents & Guardians College Planning Conference, Your Passport to Travel LLC and Holmes Smith Consulting Services to host Delaware’s first Drive-Thru College Fairs,” said John Wellons, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. “The fairs will not only arm families with information to successfully prepare for college but also safely fuel community engagement during the pandemic.”

About 25 colleges and universities from around the Eastern seaboard along with Armed Forces recruiters provided giveaways and information to those who attended despite the drizzling rain. COVID-19 safety measures were in place for those who parked and walked through the college fair or families could remain in their car and drive through the event.

A visitor to the Drive-Thru College Event learns more at one of the college tables

“The Boys & Girl Clubs of Delaware offers robust programs such as the College Awareness and Planning (C.A.P.) program to students and families looking to take the first steps on their higher education journey,” said Dr. Pat Smith, Director of the C.A.P program and owner of Holmes Smith Consulting Services. “The Drive-Thru College Fairs are additional opportunities to engage students and families with the college process and learn how to pay for college”

During the event, snacks, prizes and music were provided with college scholarships awarded as well A prom dress giveaway was also held inside the building. The fair was proudly sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the Navient Community Fund, the Parents & Guardians College Planning Conference, Your Passport to Travel LLC and Holmes Smith Consulting Services.

Anyone who missed the May 8th event has another opportunity on May 15th at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford at 310 Virginia Ave in Seaford.

Visitors view some of the information available from colleges, universities and military recruiters at the Boys & Girls Club Drive Thru College Fair

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