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Upstate Youth Program and College Fair part of local Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

Greenville, South Carolina: In keeping with the mandates of the national organization, the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., fulfilled one of it's national projects – Go to High School, Go To College – through its recent Youth Award and Recognition Program and College Fair. This year's theme was "Achieving the Dream by Encouraging Youth".

Held on Saturday, January 17, 2004, the Youth Program recognized over 235 Greenville County students in the areas of Academics, Art, Athletics, Leadership and Music. The majority of the awardees were recommended and nominated by their high school teachers, counselors, and/or administrators.

The second segment of the day's activities included the annual College Fair itself. This was incorporated into our Go To College program some time ago in an effort to bring college admission and financial aid to the community. There were over ten colleges and universities represented at the fair including Benedict College, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, Winthrop University, the Citadel, North Greenville College, and several more.

There were two workshops during the college fair that focused on "What to Know about Financial Aid" and "What to Expect in the First Year of College". Both sessions provided meaningful information to the students and their families.

See more pictures of the event
on our Photo page


Brothers prepare for students and College representatives.

Bro. Ed Young (right) speaks to two
parents of award winners.

Student Award winners after the program. 180 awards were presented.

First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All