Hundreds of youths from D.C. public housing communities will be able to find out everything they need to know about going to college Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public Housing College Day, Organized by the "College Here We Come" program, will be held outdoors near 4500 Quarles St. NE, on the grounds of the Kenilworth Courts housing development.
The District's housing and recreation departments will supply buses to transport interested youths from 38 housing developments to the event. Youths may board the buses from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at recreation centers in their neighborhoods.
Public housing residents currently in college and representatives of national and local grant programs will talk to high school students about the academic, financial and social aspects of college life.
The goal of the event is to "enlighten and inspire" underprivileged youth, said Kimi Gray, director of the program.
"You must have a dream to accomplish anything," she said. "If a young person doesn't have a dream when he comes to our college day, we'll stimulate his mind and he will leave with one. Then, we will help him fulfill it."
The D.C. Educational Opportunity Center and Far East Community Services are co-sponsors of the event.