(HBCU Buzz) – During a college fair dubbed “Destination HBCU,” Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology students had the opportunity to learn more about the historically black college and university, or HBCU, experience earlier in April, exposing these students to information on HBCUs they probably wouldn’t have received otherwise. “We want to bring Black college information to students in metro Detroit, especially since there are no more HBCUs in this area,” said Jennifer Smith, who is the founder and president of Closing The Gap Detroit. Smith is also a HBCU graduate.
“These students normally would not have the opportunity to gain the level of HBCU exposure as provided under one roof by the college fair,” according to Rolling Out. The HBCU College Fair, which was presented in partnership with Southfield Public schools, was free and open to the public. “It offered full-scale college accessible information ranging from college admissions, breakout sessions, collegiate experience to alumni networking,” according to Rolling Out, adding that there “were also several panel discussions that focused on the unique HBCU experience from the Black perspective, how to pay for college education and more.”