elcome to “Fulfilling the Dream”…. In December 2005, Lewis University launched the first “Fulfilling the Dream” Conference.
This Conference was a duplication of the “Si Se Puede” Conference, for Latino/a high school students, was coordinated by the Office of Admission, the Black Student Union, and Multicultural Student Services.
The “Fulfilling the Dream” conference was aimed to motivate African American high school students to enroll into higher education and inform students on the college admission and financial aid process.
The Conference supplies African American students with the essentials of applying to a university through workshops and discussions. These workshops and discussions include a Black Student Union Panel, Selecting a University and Financial Aid 101 Workshops. To add to the element of motivation the Lewis University Gospel Choir performed inspiring Gospel music to set an uplifting atmosphere.
The “Fulfilling the Dream” conference draws its name from the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had a dream about equality for all people. He is one of the many leaders who fought for the rights of African American students.
The conference is free (including continental breakfast and lunch) and open to the public; space is limited to a maximum of 200 participants.