MTM Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing interactive college readiness initiatives to underserved youth and communities will be hosting an HBCU College Fair at Morgan State University this Saturday, December 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held inside the Student Center Ballroom and will feature a college tour of the university, where students will have the opportunity to enjoy step competitions, a Battle of the Bands program, and a financial literacy seminar. High school seniors are encouraged to bring their transcripts as many college recruiters can offer on-the-spot admissions.
“The logistics of doing such a tour are very challenging yet rewarding. “One reward is seeing how the tour gives the students a glimpse of what it is like to be a first-time college student.” – James Henderson, Executive Director of MTM Foundation
Mr. Henderson, a Morgan State University alumni, says he founded MTM Foundation after taking his son on college visits. Realizing there was a great need to provide these services in the Baltimore community, he invited his fraternity brothers from the Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to join him in his quest.
“We have a large group of kids from diverse backgrounds that don’t know each other, similar to what they will encounter when they go to college, and they’re given the opportunity to build relationships and learn how to navigate in a new setting.”
He has built MTM Foundation from an organization that took 17 Baltimore students on its first HBCU tour in the year 2015 to a thriving organization that impacts 1,700 students each year. The organization now accepts students from across the country and guides them through visits to 13 HBCUs and 7 Ivy League schools across the country.
Currently, the organization offers free SAT prep courses, a financial literacy program called The CEO Club, virtual business training, a college readiness day, scholarship boot camps, FAFSA workshops, and of course the College Fair.
“From the beginning, MTM Foundation has done our best to spotlight our HBCUs, especially Morgan State University. We have seen increases in the numbers of students that have participated in all of our programs, and our foundation has played an integral role in ensuring that HBCUs like Morgan State University, get spotlighted.”
To learn more about the College Fair and the MTM Foundation, please visit: https://www.mtmcollegetours.org/
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