New Lumberton Education group hosts college prep event

New Lumberton Education group hosts college prep event

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A new education group is helping students in Lumberton prepare for college.

The DREAMS (Dedicated to Reach Educational Achievements to Maximize Success) organization hosted a College Prep Informational at Gateway Baptist Church Saturday.

It provided tips on taking the ACT, scholarships and finding the right college.

It was co-hosted by another new organization called, "Black Girls Rock."

Both high school students and those already in college attended.

"The things we're covering are resume building, and dream focus, what is it that you want to do, so that we'll know which direction (to go)," said Tyokia Bowie, founder of DREAMS.

"I think (the younger students attending) feel a lot more comfortable about going to college," said Jacorius Williams, a sophomore at Mississippi State University. "You don't have to worry about 'how am I going to pay for it.' That's a big question, how are you going to pay for it."

The event was the first for the DREAMS organization.