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The Department of Academic Talent Search (ATS) is planning its annual Canisius College Black History Month event for Thursday, February 25. The program is free to the public and will take place at the Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY, 14202. ATS will have workshops and informational stations set up from various organizations. Some of the topics include educational and career opportunities, financial literacy and mental health. This year’s event will feature Civil and Human Rights Leader, former NAACP president, venture capitalist and author, Benjamin Jealous.

The Academic Talent Search Program of Canisius College is one of five federally funded Trio programs established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. ATS serves approximately 600 youths recruited from area schools and community service organizations. The program provides educational, social, and career support services as well as co-curricular and cultural enrichment experiences. The Canisius College ATS program is proud to host inspirational role models that bring an inspiring message to the young people of Buffalo and encourage them to pursue their own dreams and goals.

Submitted by: Debbie LaBounty, administrative associate, talent search