Greenville, South Carolina: Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, along with Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and Furman University, will sponsor its 43rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth and Rudolph G. Gordon on Saturday, Feb 5th, 2022. Normally this event is held on the campus of Furman University, but due to COVID concerns, we again will have it virtually via Eventbrite/Zoom.
This event seeks to recognize and encourage Greenville high school students to remain in school and pursue college. Greenville School District is a long-time partner with the program that has been conducted since 1977. High schools' guidance offices nominate students who excel in one of the six following categories:
Each high school has its selection method process, but we encourage them to select talented students in those above areas but may need encouragement to pursue college. Normally held on the first Saturday in February, we award Youth Awards certificates to all nominated winners a program from 11 AM.
We will also have the Dr. Rudolph G. Gordon College Fair (9 AM to 11 AM) invite colleges to send representation to the event. We hold two seminars on "Getting the most out Financial Aid" and "Experiences from their first year in College" with current and former students from Furman, USC-Upstate, and Clemson University. Dr. Gordon was a former Greenville School District Superintendent, and the College Fair was named after him in 2012.
See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information, www.alphagreenville.org.