UNCF hosting 2017 Boston Walk for Education October 14

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The local Boston office of UNCF, along with the Young People’s Project (YPP), will host its first annual 5K Walk for Education

WHAT: The local Boston office of UNCF, along with the Young People’s Project (YPP), will host its first annual 5K Walk for Education. George Forman III of EverybodyFights will be the special guest. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for local college-bound students and provide support for community-based STEM educational programming aimed at preparing students from all backgrounds for success in college and STEM-education career pathways. A few of this year’s sponsors/partners are New Balance, Eaton Vance, EverybodyFights,
The City of Boston, Parks and Recreation Department and Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

WHO: UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and (YPP) the Young People’s Project

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. – 2.p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14

WHERE: Franklin Park, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA

INFO: The community is encouraged to participate and help inspire and empower the next generation of leaders. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.uncf.org/BostonWalk

Follow this event on social media: #LaceUp4UNCF @UNCFBostonArea


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 nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually 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 motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF

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