On Saturday, July 8, 2023, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, in collaboration with LIRA Group, hosted Journey, Next Steps, a college readiness program for graduating seniors.
Students were selected to participate after submitting an essay describing their biggest challenge in life and how it prepared them for their next journey into college. Once accepted into the program, students attended a college readiness program, went on college tours, and received a college starter kit with with everything needed to prepare for their new journey.
Upon completion of the program, students were gifted new laptops, refrigerators, microwaves, bedding, toiletries, and more in preparation for their freshman year of college.
Sponsors included Geico, Vistra Corp., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Tau Rho Omega Chapter), Southern Methodist University, Peter & Dena Silberman, Terris Perkins, Jr., Oncor, and the City of Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.
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