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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Growing Grads 2021 Virtual College and Career Fair set for April

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The City of Brighton’s Growing Grads program will be hosting its second Virtual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, April 21 from 4-8 p.m. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend and explore post-secondary options. Due to continuing COVID-19 guidelines, this online event will help students and families prepare for the college and career search and application process, all from the comfort of their home. 


“We saw great success after our first Virtual College and Career Fair in November 2020, so we are excited to again offer this free of cost to connect students to post-secondary success,” said Tawnya Russell, Manager of Brighton Youth Services. “We believe this is the best way to safely prepare students for that next step during this evolving pandemic. We look forward to hosting this event in-person hopefully in the near future.”  


Through the virtual fair, students and their families can utilize the robust college search tool, experience virtual campus tours, download materials to help with the decision process, and schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives. The virtual fair is free for attendees and includes a live keynote presentation (speaker to be announced).


Colleges and programs that will be in attendance include more than 30 in-state, out-of-state and trade schools. Among them are Aims Community College, Colorado School of the Mines, Colorado State University, Alaska Pacific University, Casper College, Concordia University, New Mexico State University, Empire Beauty School, Independent Electrical, the United States Army and more. 


The event is free, but registration is required. To sign up, visit www.brightonco.gov/1546/College-Career-Readiness. There is no deadline to register. All elements of the virtual fair (except for live Q&A sessions) will be accessible to participants after April 21.


If a participant is in need of access to a computer or the internet for the Virtual College and Career Fair, Anythink Library offers laptops and hot spots to check out for use — visit anythinklibraries.org or contact 303-405-3230.


For questions, contact Tawnya Russell, Manager of Youth Services, at trussell@brightonco.gov.

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