Q-C Minority Partnership Youth Conference & College Fair


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Press release submitted by Western Illinois University - Quad Cities, Riverfront


Quad City Minority Partnership Youth Conference & College Fair; High School Youth
Western Illinois University-Quad City Riverfront
Friday, November 16, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Quad City Minority Partnership (QCMP) is hosting its 7th Annual Youth Conference & College Fair on Friday November 16, 2012 from 8:30am-1:30pm at Western Illinois University-Quad City Riverfront Campus in Moline, Ill. Approximately 150 Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities high school students will participate in the youth conference and college fair that will include sessions on financial aid and scholarships, health and wellness, making strategic academic and career decisions, success stories of local QCMP entrepreneurs, and a panel of college students native to the Quad Cities.who attend different post-secondary institutions. The purpose of the annual conference is to inspire QC area youth to take positive and strategic action toward meeting future goals and aspirations while connecting with diverse educational and industry professionals who desire to share models of academic and career success.
The mission of the Quad City Minority Partnership is to collaborate with area schools, community organizations and industry to empower Iowa and Illinois Quad City area minority and first generation youth with culturally responsive programming that focuses on academics, careers, leadership, and college preparation.

QCMP also coordinates a Math and Science Program. The mission of the QCMP Math and Science Program is to provide an opportunity for 11th grade students to discover, explore and experience the realm of science/health science, computer science, engineering and mathematics in a nurturing environment with the goal of preparing students to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) careers.For more information about QCMP, contact Valerie Garr at valerie-garr@uiowa.edu or visit www.qcmp.org. For information about QCMP Math & Science Program, contact Curtis Williams at CM-Williams11@wiu.edu .



















 




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