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Sorority sponsors event for Buffalo students considering black colleges

The King Center Charter School will host a city-wide think tank for Buffalo students interested in learning more about historically black colleges and universities.

The goal of the Feb. 4 workshop is to present the black colleges and universities as options and  help families and students navigate the college admissions process.

"At King Center, our motto is: The road to college begins in kindergarten," said Gizelle Stokes, the charter school’s director of guidance and community outreach.

"We’ve partnered with our nation’s first black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which has a Think HBCU initiative to create exposure for students locally about historically black colleges and universities as an option for post-secondary study," Stokes added. "This is a great event for students and families who want to find out more about the colleges and universities which may be the right fit for them after graduation."

The free event is open to all Buffalo students in grades 7 through 12. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.

In addition, the West African Drum Experience from Buffalo State College will perform at 10 a.m., and there will be two majorette performances, as well as musical performances throughout the morning.

The event is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha's Buffalo and Amherst chapters and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the charter school, 156 Newburgh Ave.

To register students for the workshop , go to

For more information, contact Stokes at 891-7912 ext. 270 or


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