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Historically Black Colleges And Universities Recruit South Florida Students Through Virtual Events And County Partnerships

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Florida A&M University in Tallahassee is one of the historically Black schools participating in a virtual recruitment fair for South Florida high school students.

HBCUs from around the country are partnering with the school districts in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach for virtual events over the next few weeks.

South Florida school districts want students to go “all in” and learn about opportunities at historically Black colleges and universities.

Through a partnership with Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach school districts, HBCUs from around the country are holding “All In On HBCUs” virtual events for high school students.

HBCUs were founded specifically to serve Black students at a time when predominantly white schools denied them enrollment under racist segregation policies. In today's higher education landscape, HBCUs continue to be inclusive institutions that tailor their programs to meet the needs of Black students. They're also important vehicles for producing Black scholars across disciplines.

Students can register online for the “All In On HBCUs” kickoff event, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, as well as one-hour information sessions being held by participating colleges through the end of the month.

Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, the only public HBCU in the state, and Bethune-Cookman University, a private school in Daytona Beach, are among those taking part in the recruitment effort.

Click here to register.

Jessica Bakeman is senior editor for news at WLRN, South Florida's NPR member station. Previously, Bakeman served as WLRN's education reporter for four years. Bakeman was awarded the 2020 Journalist of the Year award from the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.