I am OKah!, Inc., helps secure financial aid for graduating seniors
01/11/2012

I am O’Kah!, Inc., teams up with Carver Vocational Technical High School to help ensure that graduating seniors properly file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Online PR News – 11-January-2012 – – Baltimore, MD - I am O’Kah!, Inc., teams up with Carver Vocational Technical High School to help ensure that graduating seniors properly file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid Drive at Carver runs from January 5-11, 2012. Volunteers from Booz Allen Hamilton Central Maryland also joined I am O’Kah! board members as they assisted Carver’s college bound seniors make the first step to securing financial aid for college.

Federal Student Aid plays a vital role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. It is used to apply for federal student aid (grants, loans and work-study) and non-federal aid. Over the course of Carver’s five day Financial Aid Drive approximately 150 students will apply for Federal Student Aid.

Maryland’s FAFSA Deadline is March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.

Federal Deadline is June 30, 2013 by midnight, Central Time for online applications.

About Carver. George Washington Carver Vocational Technical High School is a single site, joint college preparatory high school and career-technology center that is fully accredited and certified. Carver was founded in 1925 and is a city-wide competitive coed academic institution which requires an application process and selection of an individual career path. All students take four years of English, Science, and Mathematics to include Pre-Calculus. In addition two years of a foreign language and three years of a career technology program are required. All of Carver’s graduating students are required to apply for a two & four year college.

About I am O’Kah!, Inc. I am O’Kah!, Inc., founded on May 2011, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving the local area by providing urban youths with broadened opportunities for success through mentorship, education, and scholarships, with the goals of fostering self-reliance and self-esteem, character-building, and leadership and entrepreneurship. The Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership was established on October 15, 2011 to honor the legacy of Ms. DaCosta and embodies her commitment to service and dedication to leadership. Kahdine passed away in February 2004 from breast cancer at the tender age of 26, leaving behind many dreams and aspirations of community service and civic engagement.

To learn more about I am O’Kah!, Inc, upcoming programs, and read more news about college preparation connect with them on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/iamokah and follow them on Twitter @IamOKah.

Media Contact:
Aisha DaCosta-Paul, President and CEO
Aisha@iamokah.org