The Legacy Center hosts HBCU virtual tour

Thanks to The Legacy Center, dozens of high school students learned more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) last month.

The Legacy Center, which is one of the Community Impact Network’s newest members, works to ensure all youth, educators and communities have access, opportunities and resources to flourish in life. A virtual tour of seven HBCUs on Thursday, Feb. 23 supported that mission by introducing students to collegiate options.

“I feel like it’s at the core of what we do,” Legacy Center Family & Community Support Coordinator Taylor Butler said.

The event took place on Zoom, where dozens of high school students (mostly juniors in high school), educators and parents tuned in.

Representatives from Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Dillard University, Fayetteville State University, Florida A&M, Harris Stowe State University and Wiley College all did two-minute presentations for the entire group of attendees. Then students could choose to go into a breakout room to learn more details about whichever school they wanted to learn more about. Then they could attend another breakout room session to learn more about a second school.

Feedback from attendees was excellent, Butler said. The Legacy Center is hosting more virtual events soon, including a Financial Aid Workshop on March 28. The Legacy Center is planning summer camps this year, and people can find out more at the Legacy Center’s A Taste of Summer event on April 15 alongside Blueprint 4 Summer.

The Legacy Center aims to help children from elementary school to high school in every aspect of their lives. The organization also serves educators and families as well. Butler said the goal is for children to be well, and that children can’t be well if educators and family members are not well.

“Everything we do is for the kids,” Butler said.