UNCF Empower Me Tour Stops in Charlotte, NC, Feb. 16

The tour offers scholarships, on-site job opportunities and career prep for college students. The free college-readiness event, presented by Target, inspires HBCU youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility


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WHAT: The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT), a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow presented by Target, will stop at Johnson C. Smith University. The tour was created eight years ago by founding sponsor Wells Fargo to inspire students to take control of their futures by pursuing a four-year college degree and graduating with an education that prepares them for personal responsibility and careers in the 21st century. The UNCF EMT is also sponsored by FedEx, Procter & Gamble Co. and Delta Air Lines. 

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Johnson C. Smith University
Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union 
100 Beatties Ford Road 
Charlotte, NC 28216 

WHO: The tour will welcome students from UNCF-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and is free and open to non-HBCU students in the area as well. 

WORKSHOPS: College students will receive expert tips on resume writing and job interviews, in addition to financial and “personal branding” advice. They will also have the opportunity to interview on site with select companies for internships or first-year job placements. View a complete schedule at empowermetour.org. 

SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY: UNCF will award a $1,000 scholarship on-site to one male and one female EMT attendee at 3:00 p.m. View eligibility details here

ADDITIONAL TOUR STOPS: Additional spring 2017 tour stops include Fisk University in Nashville, TN on March 24 and Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD on March 31. 

INFO: For more information on the Empower Me Tour and to register for free, visit www.EmpowerMeTour.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @UNCF and #EmpowerMeTour 



About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF annually awards $100 million in scholarships and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF and #EmpowerMeTour.