Inspired by his role as a White House HBCU All-Star, one Morehouse College student—Jarrell V. Jordan—has decided to bring his experience to Atlanta-area classrooms. Jordan, a junior political science major at Morehouse has “The Importance of Education” tour, a five-week program to inform middle and high school students about the important role that education plays in life success and to give them a feel for the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
During the tour, which today will stop at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Jordan and some of his peers from Morehouse, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University will share insightful details about their personal experiences at Morehouse College and pass along information about obtaining scholarships, applying to college, and securing additional financial aid from the Department of Education and the United Negro College Fund.
Jordan, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is currently in his junior year at Morehouse College, majoring in political science with a minor in religion. He was selected as an ambassador for the White House HBCU Initiative in August 2016 and serves one of 73 ambassadors representing more than 63 HBCUs.