Building on the Future, Hellenic Hearts Hosts 2nd Annual College Fair & Mentoring Event

 |  Eleftherios Kostans / Cosmos Philly  |  Read in 2 Min

Hellenic Hearts' 2nd Annual College Fair & Mentoring Event Photo by Eleftherios Kostans / Cosmos Philly

While schools all over the Philadelphia metropolitan area are preparing for graduation and commencement ceremonies, Greek-American students are already looking ahead to the future.

On Saturday morning, Hellenic Hearts Educational Guidance Program (EGP), hosted for the 2nd year in a row its Annual College Fair & Mentoring Event at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA. The event provided education to career guidance to the Greek-American youth; a unique program by the Hellenic Hearts organization, and it’s free to Greek-Americans.

At its core, the program teaches and provides mentoring, networking, admissions counseling, and professionalism programs. This year, several changes and additions were added, as told to us by Louie Karapanagiotides, director of the Education Guidance Program. “This being our 2nd year of the program, our team really worked hard to ensure that the day’s activities and material weren’t just recycled from the previous year but. We wanted the event to have a fresh feel with all current information. It truly was a great day for all us, students, parents, and advisors alike. Our biggest addition to this year’s event was our college fair in which we had 12 universities/colleges represented, who answered our parents and students’ every question as it related to admissions, campus life, class offerings, etc.”.

The range of schools was remarkable – big, small, private, public, trade schools. An amazingly diversified group to make sure kids were afforded every opportunity available. Schools included Villanova, Drexel, Saint Joseph’s, Rosemont and many many more. Another new addition was the Student Experience panel in which four current college students from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple, and Saint Joseph’s provided further detail at a more granular level as it is related to their college experiences and allowed for an in-depth Q&A session with the audience. All in all, over 100 parents and students and over 30 advisors and presenters took part in the day.”

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