Delaware Boys & Girls Clubs to host drive-thru college fairs

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WILMINGTON — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware will host free drive-thru college fair events to provide families and their students with information they need to successfully prepare and pay for college.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Navient Community Fund, Parents & Guardians College Planning Conference, Your Passport to Travel LLC and Holmes Smith Consulting Services to host Delaware’s first Drive-Thru College Fairs,” John Wellons, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, said in a prepared statement. “The fairs will not only arm families with information to successfully prepare for college but also safely fuel community engagement during the pandemic.”

Beginning May 1, families and their students can join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the college fairs at several locations including,

  • Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, at 101 Delaware Veterans Blvd. in Milford on May 8.
  • Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, at Seaford at 310 Virginia Ave. in Seaford on May 15.

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to safely give teens and families access to regional colleges and universities in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

During the event, snacks, prizes and music will be provided for fuel and entertainment; college scholarships will be awarded; and high school students will be given the opportunity to choose a prom dress.

The fairs are proudly sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the Navient Community Fund, the Parents & Guardians College Planning Conference, Your Passport to Travel LLC and Holmes Smith Consulting Services.