On Thursday, September 15, 2016 Harvey High School hosted the ECHHO College Fair. This is the fourth year the ECHHO (Educators and Colleges Helping Hispanics Onward) Fair comes to Harvey High School.
ECHHO is a consortium of Universities looking to recruit students, Latino students specifically. This year, the Fair began with a 45 minute presentation about financial preparedness, scholarships, how to apply and other college related topics. The students then got to walk around the fair and meet all of the representatives from each University. The Universities that were present this year were Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Defiance College, Gannon University, Bowling Green State University, University of Akron, Ashland University, and University of Cincinnati.
The Fair usually brings 10 to 20 University representatives. The event is attended by 75 to 100 students in grades 10th through 12th who have a 2.5 GPA or above.
More about ECHHO:
ECHHO (Educators and Colleges Helping Hispanics Onward) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational, purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) or any corresponding sections of any future federal tax including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that also qualify as Section 501(c)(3) exempt organizations. To this end, the corporation shall provide charitable and educational services such as college fairs, educational programming and college access activities to agencies, individuals and community residents at no cost or low cost. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes.
Vist http://www.echho.org for more information.