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Super Sunday provides chance at college for less fortunate

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Sunday was Super Sunday! St. Stephen Church and First Gethsemane Baptist Church teamed up with Jefferson Community and Techinal College to encourage students to get a higher education, either go to college or go back to college.

Emily Belwood with JCTC says, "Super Sunday is a state wide college fair that's going on with all of the 16 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College system. What we do is we partner with African American churches to let them know that yes they can go to college."

But not just yes you can go to college, it's yes you can get financial help in paying for college and yes you can get counselors to help aide in your studies.

"The African American churches are such a part of students lives this gets the family involved and gets them talking about college early and creates a college going culture." Said Belwood. Pat Wallace picked up some information for her 18-year old granddaughter. She says, "We get such a bad publicity in this area so this is very encouraging for the children." Dwayne Johnson adds, "it's a solid foundation for so many young people who don't get the chance and the opportunity to maybe take another step forward."

During the job fair, those interested no matter what age, could speak to representatives, get information and make future appointments.

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