“I Have A Dream” Foundation Joins Michelle Obama for College Signing Day
We are excited to announce that Dreamers across the country will be participating in First Lady Michelle Obama’s College Signing Day on April 26th. The national event is part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, and celebrates high school seniors choosing to pursue higher education on the day they formally “sign” with their chosen college. Dreamers from our New York Metro program and a Dreamer all the way from Denver, Colorado will be joining 4,000 other New York City high school seniors at a NYC College Signing Day event hosted by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The New York event is one of over 500 local events being planned in communities across the country.
Dreamers from Denver, CO; Boulder, CO; Miami, FL; and New York City will be graduating High School and enrolling in college in the Fall. This year’s graduates will be attending schools all over the U.S., including Boston University, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Denver and Boulder, New York University, Syracuse, Manhattanville College, and multiple SUNY colleges.
Younger Dreamers in Boulder, CO; Portland, OR; Newark, NJ; and Miami, FL will participate in College Signing Day events as well, as part of the college-going culture the “I Have a Dream” Foundation promotes. Every year, the Boulder County program holds a College Signing Day photo contest, where Dreamers from each site take photos to show their excitement about college. The Portland program will be leading College Signing Day celebrations in a whole school, holding a special lunch celebrating graduating seniors to promote a college mindset throughout the younger grades.