Hawaiʻi P-20 launches College Awareness Month

University of Hawaiʻi
Lesli Y Yogi, (808) 956-5443
Community & Bus Outreach Coordinator, Hawaii P-20
Posted: Jan 10, 2011

Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education is proud to partner with the Hawai‘i Department of Education, University of Hawai‘i and a number of community partners to celebrate January as “College Awareness Month.” January is an important planning month for students heading to college, as applications for college admissions, scholarships and financial aid are due. It is also a good time to promote early awareness about the importance and accessibility of going to college.

Throughout the month Hawai‘i P-20 will coordinate a multi-media campaign which includes television, radio and print ads focused on college and career readiness. This campaign is made possible by our generous sponsors: GEAR UP Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union, University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges and The Learning Coalition.

On January 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hawai‘i P-20 and Pearlridge Center will present a college fair at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Students and parents are invited to meet with college admission experts from the University of Hawai‘i campuses, Hawai‘i Pacific University, Chaminade and Brigham Young University. There will also be information on financial aid and how to apply for scholarships.

For a complete listing of free college prep resources and events happening statewide, the public is encouraged to visit the STEP UP website at stepuphawaii.org or call toll-free from all islands: 1-866-808-4327.

Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education is a statewide partnership led by the Good Beginnings Alliance, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and the University of Hawai‘i System that is working to strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education so that all students achieve career and college success. Hawai‘i P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawaii’s educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy. Visit www.p20hawaii.org for more information.

For more information, visit: http://www.stepuphawaii.org