Since 1983 the Youth Cultural Education Organization (YCEO), a program of the Springfield, Massachusetts’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Inc. has provided a strong college-prep program. In addition the YCEO also provides an annual tour to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) every spring.
YCEO is a committee of dedicated professionals volunteering their personal time Each year our committee provides guidance and assistance to future college bound students Our structured seminars include information on preparing for pre-college tests (SAT and ACT) and awareness of the financial aid process, and skill building for essay writing
In January, the YCEO collaborates with American International College (AIC) to provide an annual HBCU alumnae forum. This program enhances participant’s understanding of HBCU. The panel also addresses how attending an HBCU has influenced their career.
It is our belief that the YCEO experience will provide participating youth with a number of opportunities for their future academics. Students interested in the HBCT tour can find applications at area high schools, churches, and community centers.
2018 Students HBCU Tour College participants arrive at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Springfield, MA
2018 Student participants board the HBCU College Tour Bus in Springfield, MA