SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, announces it will sponsor a major college expo and education street fair for the benefit of active duty military, veterans and their family members interested in gaining information regarding higher education options in Southern California. Palomar College has graciously volunteered to host the event on their campus (1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA, Parking Lots 1 & 2) on August 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We are trying to make every possible resource available for those having questions about their education options and wishing to pursue higher education. San Diego has some of the finest colleges in the nation, and all are fully supporting this event to help our military and veterans make informed decisions about their futures," said STEP President and CEO, Tony Teravainen.
The event will feature a wide breadth of educational opportunities for attendees to explore; already confirming attendance are five 4-year traditional universities, eight community colleges, two for-profit universities and several specialized technical degree/certificate based programs.
"As much as enrollment is needed to begin the higher education process, we really want to help holistically bridge information gaps that have potential to derail the success of veterans," said Teravainen, "That is why we have invited many other organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss educational benefits and local nonprofits focused on the long-term success of veteran families, like employment following degree or certificate completion."
STEP hopes to make this one-day resource gathering among the most pivotal events in the lives of the attendees as they look back 10 to 20 years from now. Families are encouraged to attend; a 'kid's zone' will be on site.
Congressional offices and regional elected officials will also have representatives at the expo supporting the event and to assist any way they can.
"We encourage anyone contemplating their future after the military to attend and take advantage of the amazing resources available at this expo," said Teravainen. If interested in attending, register at nonprofit's website.
STEP is seeking community partners (corporate or individual) that are interested in participating through sponsorship or volunteerism. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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