The virtual fair officially kicks off Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. with a keynote address from Keyanna Hatcher, an associate director from Educational Talent Search providing college preparation support for local low-income students. Families can then attend virtual sessions that discuss life after high school for Black, Latino, and special education students, and learn more about how to meet student mental health needs in the social media era. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided for all sessions.
This year’s fair will also introduce the West Contra Costa School Champion Awards to honor the contributions of school support staff nominated by peers and community members. Nominees will be recognized on the Education Fair’s official Facebook page throughout January and February.
Note from the Education Fair organizers: “In the interest of keeping everyone in our community safe, we are going to do our part and pivot the in-person event on Saturday January 29th 10am-12pm, to a virtual event. This will be an opportunity for families to connect one-on-one with representatives from the schools in our community as well as local community organizations and college partners. We are also adding a “help desk” section to offer families one-on-one technology and financial aid support.”