TCC/NAACP partner for Youth Helping Youth Conference

February 7, 2013

Tulsa Community College hosts the 10thannual Youth Helping Youth Conference in partnership with the NAACP at TCC's Northeast Campus. The one-day event combines a celebration of African-American history and education to help prepare students for college. The conference includes workshops aimed at a college prep curriculum and walks parents through the financial aid resources available and college funding opportunities.

Students from grades 6-12 are invited to attend, along with their parents or other adult family members. The event is free to participants and provides a morning of breakout sessions designed to help parents and students plan for college and develop skills necessary to be successful.

Break-out sessions are titled: Preparing for ACT; Black History: Past and Present; Black Student Experience: the Remix; Everything you wanted to know about college but were afraid to ask; Why TCC is for me.

Tulsa Community College is proud of its commitment to diversity which is one of the college’s five core values. The annual event has served to diversify TCC’s student body by increasing our minority student population and reaching out to historically underserved and underrepresented communities through outreach. TCC’s minority enrollment has climbed significantly in the past 20 years.

• 2011-2012 28.7% minority enrollment

• 2001-2002 21% minority enrollment

• 1991-1992 12.9% minority enrollment

The 10th annual Youth Helping Youth Conference is 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at TCC’s Northeast Campus at 3727 East Apache (on the corner of Apache and Harvard). If interested in attending, please make your reservation by calling (918) 595-7838 or online at by Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.