Moving Us Forward, Inc. had 300 participants attend their Inaugural Moving Beyond High School Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. Students and Parents who attended were from the DMV area with a majority from Frederick County Schools. Founder and President, Kimberly Scott had visioned hosting a HBCU College Fair for over a year and a half over 300 Students and parents were able to meet and speak to representatives from the following HBCUs: Bowie State University, Cheyney State University, Delaware State University, Lincoln University of (PA), Morgan State University, Morris Brown College, Spelman College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Virginia State University and West Virginia State University.
The event consisted of educational and informative workshops focusing on College Financial Aid 101, facilitated Katrina Delgrosso, Head of College Ave Mid Atlantic Campus, and Event Development; Paying for College Maryland Financial Aid, Kendall Cook Maryland Higher Educational Commission (MHEC) and Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and College Preparedness with Dr. Vell Lyles Associate Vice President of Strategic Enrollment and Innovation, Frederick Community College. The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Josh Pleasant, Owner of Coached by Plez, LLC who inspired the students to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve their goals.
Moving Us Forward, Inc. Community Partners showcased their services and products which included, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Common Market 7th Street Co Op, Mom’s Organic, Sallie Mae East Region, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Truist Bank, WKYS 93.9, Heritage Creations, Coached By Plez, LLC, 2 Connect 2 College, Inc., and Tropical Smoothie
Beyond High School HBCU College Fair Highlight Reel
Thanks and Gratitude to those who donated and came out today, Saturday, November 12th for the 1st weekend of the Moving Us Forward, Inc. Holiday Food Drive with our community partner Tropical Smoothie Cafe of Frederick, Md.
Moving Us Forward, Inc, has been busy informing and educating individuals on the importance of their Vote. Visiting Frederick County libraries to Move the Vote Forward.
Moving Us Forward, Inc. with support from Maryland Public Television hosted their Black History film screening and discussion of Driving while Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at the Delaplaine Art Center. The screening had over 60 participants come out adparticipate in this educational and informative event.
The film chronicled the riveting history and personal experiences-at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming-of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond - Driving While Black explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the African American experience for hundreds of years-told in large part through the stories of the men, women and children who lived through it. Participants watched an hour and 10 minutes of the two-hour film then took part in a discussion from our community panelist.
Our moderator was Maryland Public Television (MPT), Travis Mitchell, Senior Vice President Chief Content Officer. Our guest panelist included Seaven Gibril, Vice-President of the AARCH Society, Mara Bell, a senior at Urbana High School and Co-Editor for the Press program at Maryland Youth and Government and Nathan Lewis, Retired Montgomery County History teacher.
Kimberly Scott, Founder ad CEO of Moving Us Forward, Inc. stated The ability to partner with an educational network giant like Maryland Public Television (MPT) to offer film screening opportunities to our community allows more individuals to participate and engage in conversations that will move all of us.