Volunteers needed, 2nd Annual Reach Higher Philly College Signing Day

Posted by School District of Philadelphia on April 11, 2016

On Friday, April 22, 2016, The School District of Philadelphia, the Mayor’s Office of Education, institutions of higher education, and community organizations, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Reach Higher Philly College Signing Day. The event will take place at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall from 10am-1pm. This event is aligned with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative designed to celebrate ALL college-bound students and their commitment to post secondary education.

Each high school in Philadelphia has been invited to bring seniors who have received at least one letter of acceptance from a college or university. College Signing Day will include remarks by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Mayor Jim Kenney, and other dignitaries; a college rally led by higher education partners, and a keynote address from a special guest of the White House.

As this event is expected to draw over 3,500 college-bound students and their parents, we need your help in making College Signing Day a success. While not an exhaustive list, we invite you to participate and show your support in one (or more) of the following ways:

• Attending the event as a community participant. Please RSVP at http://www.reachhigherphilly2016.eventbrite.com

• Supporting the event as a volunteer.

• Participation in the Roll Call of colleges/universities

Please confirm your attendance and contribution(s) by emailing reachhigher@philasd.org no later than Monday, April 18, 2016. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us at reachhigher@philasd.org.

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