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300 Students selected for the 2017 MLK Youth Program

posted Feb 2, 2017, 4:10 AM by Bobby Clark
RSVP online at by Friday, 2/3/17

Travelers' Rest, South Carolina- Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is again holding their Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Award Program for High School Students in Greenville County. This program has been held in Greenville for more than 37 years and seeks to recognize talented students and encourage them to stay in school and attend college. Awards are given to students by a selection determined by each High School and cover five different areas: Academics, Art, Leadership, Athletics, and Music. 

This year, AGF is recognizing 300 students in those categories, a record number of winners for this event. The winners are selected from all High Schools in Greenville County and the program will offer two unique options for students and parents. 

The first option is the morning's events will include a College Fair and more than a dozen universities are scheduled to attend. That college Fair is named after former superintendent, Dr. Rudolph Gordon who served in Greenville County for many several years. Dr. Gordon passed away in 2012 and we are proud to honor him for his dedication to education in Greenville. 

As a part of the fair, we also have two seminars for student and parents. the first will be on the first year of College where students from Furman, USC-Upstate, and Clemson University will serve on a panel and give their experiences of their first year. The final session will have Finanical Aid Advocate, Lakishia Dinkins, speak about how to start the Financial Aid process for students. 

the final part of the program, is the Awards ceremony where winners will receive their award and light refreshments will be served. A group picture of the MLK winners will be take after the ceremony. 

All student winners should have been contacted by their High School Guidance Office and give a information sheet on the event.  We are asking all winners who plan to attend the program to RSVP online at by Friday, February 3rd.