College Fair Highlights Catapult Academy Partnerships with Regional Colleges and Universities
Ten colleges and universities, a college student ambassador panel, and over 300 high school students participated in the event.
The 2014 HBCU Holiday Hoops Classic College Fair, co-sponsored by Paramount Sports Group and Catapult Academy’s College, Career, and Community Relations program, welcomed ten colleges and over 300 students to its event held on December 18, 2014, in Albany, Georgia. The event, which included a college student ambassador panel and scholarship announcements, highlighted Catapult Academy’s growing partnerships with college and universities throughout the Southeast.
Levi Williams, co-founder of Paramount Sports Group along with his wife LaToya, is also Regional Director of Catapult Academy in Dougherty, Muscogee, and Thomasville Counties. He explained the importance and significance of the event’s co-sponsorship.
“Our goal for Paramount Sports Group was simple: to connect people with opportunities, both sports centered and academically driven,” explained Williams. “The co-sponsorship with Catapult Academy was an amazing success, and LaToya and I could not have made this event possible without their participation and support.”
Seven of the colleges and universities that attended the event are among nine schools that have existing partnerships with the Catapult Academy dropout-recovery program. These partnerships provide Catapult Academy graduates the chance to attend schools that are educationally and professionally supportive, with smaller class sizes, on-campus professional mentors, and a history of strong school spirit and community involvement.
Charmaine Blue, Regional Manger of Catapult Academy’s College, Career, and Community Relations Program, explained the importance of these partnerships for students. “Catapult Academy students have the ability to make their dreams come true, and our partner universities enable these dreams to become a reality,” said Blue.
During the college fair, a student ambassador panel of students from partner colleges spoke with students about their college experience. The 300 students attending the college fair included over 100 Catapult Academy students from Florida and Georgia, as well as high school students from Dougherty County High School and Thomasville County Central High school.
About Catapult Academy: Owned and operated by Catapult Learning, LLC, Catapult Academy serves students ages 16-21 who have struggled to complete their high school education and need an alternative solution to graduate. Located throughout Florida and Georgia in student-friendly community-based settings, Catapult Academy provides a combination of small-group, teacher-led instruction, online learning, flexible scheduling, college admission guidance, and career coaching.