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The BASE holds the 2nd Annual U. Dream College Fair on Saturday, January 17th

Governor Charlie Baker is Keynote Speaker

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The BASE holds the 2nd Annual U. Dream College Fair on Saturday, January 17th
Robert Lewis, Jr., founder of The BASE is surrounded by 20 graduating high school seniors who all will attend college in the fall. Centered in front is Jamill Moquette, BASE alum who is graduating from U. Mass and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. Front right: BASE alum Calvin Graves who is graduating from Franklin Pierce and just signed with Chicago Cubs.

The BASE, a non-profit that has leverages the power and passion for sports to change the game for urban youth is holding its 2015 U. Dream College Fair at Melnea Cass Recreation Complex (120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Roxbury) on Saturday, January 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More than 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance, providing information and guidance to high school students and their families. A number of local non-profits focused on assisting with the college application process and financial aid assistance will also be on hand. A highlight of the event will be the keynote address given by Governor Charlie Baker. Boxed lunches and free t-shirts will be provided to the first 500 attendees.

High School seniors are encouraged to bring their transcript as several of the colleges will be offering on- site applications, acceptances and awarding of up to $250,000 in college scholarships.

U. Dream College Fair will offer a lively, interactive event for students and their family members that inspires, informs, engages and most importantly, provides each student with a winning game plan for getting into and getting through college. This is event is FREE and open to the public. U. Dream is made possible with generous support from The Boston Foundation, the Lewis Family Foundation, the Foundation to Be Named Later, and the Boston Centers for Youth & Families. For more information, please call 617-442-7700 or www.thebase.org.

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