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CSU Super Sunday

OW Staff | 2/4/2009, 5 p.m.

The kick-off event is Feb. 8 at Temple Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino. On Sunday, Feb. 15, officials will visit 41 African American churches in the Bay Area and on Sunday, Feb. 22, will visit 27 churches in greater Los Angeles.

"At Super Sunday, thousands of students and their families learn that planning for college starts in the sixth grade. We hope to make communities aware of the steps that students need to complete each year to get to college," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "We are pleased to say that these efforts are paying off. Since Super Sunday began, the CSU has seen steady increases in African American undergraduate enrollment."

On Super Sunday, CSU intends to encourage young African Americans to plan early for college.
Campus presidents, trustees, the chancellor, and other officials will address the congregations to engage the community in helping students get on track and succeed in college. The complete list of churches http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/churches.shtml is available online.

Following the services, CSU outreach staff and church education counselors will provide information about college applications and financial aid.

Students will also be introduced to the CSU Mentor website that prospective students use to find information and apply to a CSU campus. Participants will also receive the "How to Get to College poster, which provides middle and high school students and their parents with step-by-step information on planning for college.

For more information, visit the CSU Super Sunday website at www.calstate.edu/supersunday.