The Kalamazoo Promise and YWCA Kalamazoo are partnering to host EmpowerHer College Signing Day to celebrate young women who are graduating and/or rising seniors in Kalamazoo Public Schools, that have made the commitment to complete their education past high school. This event will recognize young women who plan to attend any college, university, other education or technical training program, or that plan to enlist in the military.
The event will take place at the YWCA Kalamazoo 353 E. Michigan Avenue, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. We are asking guests to arrive by 10:45am to be assigned a table. The last hour of the event will be used for attendees to network with local leaders, as well as meet with representatives from Michigan colleges and universities.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama started celebrating College Signing Day at the White House as part of the Reach Higher initiative. As the tradition continues, we are thrilled to take part in a network of over 1,500 events nationwide right here in Kalamazoo. Celebrating these young women goes beyond this luncheon; it means the Kalamazoo community is proud of their commitment to education, is invested in their futures, and excited to see what they do next.