CSU Super Sunday message calls for college planning as early as the 6th grade
In an effort to reach more than 100,000 churchgoers, university presidents and others will be speaking in February at Super Sunday events at more than 100 predominantly African American churches throughout the state. President Ruben Armiñana will talk with families at the Acts Full Gospel Church, 1034 66th Ave., Oakland, CA on Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
His message will highlight the advantages and opportunities a college degree offers, with the goal of increasing college-going rates among African American students.
After the church service, parents and students will have the opportunity to talk to CSU representatives and receive the How To Get To College poster -- a practical guide about preparing for college beginning in the 6th and 7th grades. The guide, available in several languages, in print and electronic form, provides the list of classes that students need to take grade by grade to qualify for admission to the CSU. It also provides tips for parents and mentors to help students succeed.
Information will be available about financial aid and the CSUMentor.edu website that provides the tools to plan and apply to a CSU campus.
"Super Sunday is an opportunity to highlight the value of receiving a college degree," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "Nearly eight in 10 future job openings in the U.S. will require postsecondary education. We want to make sure that each year more African American students graduate from college and are able to compete for these jobs."
For more information about the list of participating churches, times of service and locations, go to the Super Sunday website at http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/.