UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo Blows Into the Windy City to Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary with Celebrities and More

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Inspiring youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility, Targeting middle school, high school and college students and parents

In its fifth year, the UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo targets minority college, high school and middle school students and their parents.

The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo will provide students and their parents with a full day of interactive exhibits, college and career workshops, and engaging panel discussions with special guests.

The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo – a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country’s largest and most effective minority education organization – will bring actor and comedian Kim Coles, music producer Amir Windom, Food Network celebrity chef Darrell “DAS” Smith, and more to the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the UNCF Empower Me Tour was created in partnership with Wells Fargo to prepare students to go to and through college and inspire them to take control of their future by using education as the foundation for achieving their goals and dreams.

The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo will provide students and their parents with a full day of interactive exhibits, college and career workshops, and engaging panel discussions with special guests including “Girl Talk: Strength in Sisterhood” presented by EMT sponsor Proctor & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful program. Tour sponsor State Farm will also be on hand with information and materials. Attendees will also literally take their future into their own hands at the Empower Me Tour Zone, an interactive experience for students, parents and educators. The Zone provides an opportunity to engage with college recruiters, receive a professional resume review, learn about scholarship and internship opportunities, receive information about healthy cooking and disease prevention from our resident celebrity chef, experience an authentic Greek stroll, listen to the celebrity DJs spin, enjoy games, prizes and more.    

WHO:    
Actor and comedian Kim Coles, music executive Amir Windom, Food Network celebrity Chef Darrell “DAS” Smith, social entrepreneur Tai Beauchamp, and much more.

WHAT:    
UNCF EMPOWER ME TOUR PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO
Workshops, Empower Me Tour Zone and Celebrity Panel Discussions

WHEN:    
Saturday, March 9, 2013

  •     Tour Zone

    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  •     College & Career Readiness and Celebrity Workshops/Panel Discussions

                10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  •     Keeping it Real Celebrity Panel

                2:05 PM – 3:15 PM

WHERE:    
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East
750 S Halstead
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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 38 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 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 over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at http://www.UNCF.org

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 full-time equivalent team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
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