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Bay Area College Tour Program Invitation

to undergraduate students, graduate students,
staff, faculty, and community members. 

On behalf of the Black Recruitment and Retention Center, I would like to request your support in welcoming the 100 Black high school students we will be inviting to spend the weekend with us for our annual Bay Area College Tour (BACT), and invite you to our BACT commmunity programs

for more information on BACT, scroll down. 
Black Wednesday: Free Lunch, Games, and Community
 In preparation for the event: We will be hosting Black Wednesday. It will be a carnival theme, in connection with the Harvest celebration.

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED with Carnival themed Sweets. 

Free BRRC Shirts
Come relax and recharge with your fellow Black students.

Games/activities in store for you: Cornhole, Ring Toss, Giant Jenga, and Double Dutch. Participate in musical chairs for a chance to win gift cards. 

Wednesday, November 13
12-2pm | In front of GBC

want to volunteer?
Harvest Community Celebration, Want to Perform? Volunteer? 
BACT kicks off with a community-wide welcome at the Harvest Performance Night. The students are showered with love from the community and given the opportunity to fellowship with one another after the journey from their various departure points and enjoy the company of the “Black at Cal” community with dinner and a talent performance show. This event also serves as one of our retention events as we are able to provide a space where the community at large can come together and celebrate their collective journey through higher education
It's a moment for the Black at Cal community to take a step back from the rigorous and harmful political and competitive climate at Cal to enjoy the company of their peers.

Thursday, November 21st
Performance: 6:00-8:00 pm (Sibley Auditorium)
with reception and celebration to follow at Alumni House

Want to volunteer? Want to perform?
Volunteers for School Visits and Overnight Chaperones Needed
Interested in investing your time in the 100 Black high school students we are hosting, and assisting with prep or as a day-of-volunteer for any part of the 4-day program?

We are also in need of overnight chaperones, as well as day volunteers. 

Thurs Nov 21st - Sun Nov 24th
Mandatory Training:
Tuesday, November 12th 5:30PM-7PM
Friday, November 15th 4PM-5:30PM
Location: BRRC Office (406 MLK)

Want to volunteer for preparations, or during trip?
Berkeley Visit/Open House:
Volunteers needed
100 Black H.S. students will be at UC Berkeley for an "open house" on Saturday, November 23. We are in need of support for the Berkeley Visit/Open House. We need volunteers to help us serve food, be part of the panel, mingle with the students, lead campus tours, and more. 

Sat, Nov 23 | 9:30-3:30pm
Tentative Schedule
9:35 AM:
9:55 AM - 10:55 AM
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:50 PM - 3:30 PM 
Students Arrive at UC Berkeley
Workshop Session (Fannie Lou Black Center)
Break/Rotation (FLBRC)
Panel/Q&A (FLBRC)
Lunch and mock Black Wed. (front of GBC)
Group Picture 
Campus Tour/Afro Floor Visit

About Bay Area College Tour

The Bay Area College Tour is a 4-day all-expense-paid program designed for Black highschools students, most of whom are sophomores and juniors in high school, low-income, and/first-generation students from all over the state of California. While with us, these students are given the opportunity to tour some of the different educational institutions available to them in the Northern California Region. The tour will include visiting 5 different universities and colleges in the Bay Area. Students will be given an inside look at the college admissions process, college preparation, and social and academic life at different campuses. This tour provides students with an excellent opportunity to visit the various colleges the Bay Area has to offer, as well as to network & build relationships with other high school students who will be applying to college. The Bay Area College Tour is completely FREE to attendees. We will provide transportation by charter bus; lodging at the Embassy Suites in Walnut Creek- which will be chaperoned; three meals each day; and the opportunity to gain insight on college life and the college application process.

Want to volunteer for preparations, or during trip?

About BRRC

The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student-initiated, AND entirely a student ran organization that was founded in 1983. 

The purpose of the BRRC is to supplement, expand, and create efforts on campus and within the community toward the recruitment and retention of Black students. We are one of 7 RRCs in the bridges’ Multicultural Resource Centers, a coalition of 8 organizations. 

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