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Omega Youth Leadership Academy Hosts 12th Annual West Coast Educational Excursion College and Culture Tour

The men of Omega are doing some serious work in the space of preparing young men for college.

The Phoenix based Omega Youth Leadership Academy hosted their 12th Annual West Coast Educational Excursion College and Culture Tour Jan 31- Feb 2.

Traveling via motor coach from Phoenix, 33 males 7th-12th grade visited and toured USC, UCLA, and attended the national Black College Expo where they met with HBCU representatives, attended workshops, and were treated to a step show.

Omega Youth Leadership Academy senior mentee Larry Ross II was awarded a scholarship from the National College Resource Foundation.

In addition, they visited the California African American Museum.

Campus tours were hosted by college administrators, office of admissions and students. The purpose of the academic enrichment is to provide a platform to expose underserved youth to higher education opportunities in an effort increase college readiness and attainment.

Local Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. graduate chapter Phi Iota and undergraduate Arizona State University chapter Alpha Theta members served as chaperones and mentees.

The Omega Youth Leadership Academy gave a special thanks to USC Dr. Theo Fowles, Director of Black Cultural and Student Affairs, USC office of admission Asst Director Bryan Green, and UCLA De’Von Walker office of African American recruitment for supporting their initiative.

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