Join us again back in person for the 14th Annual “Taking Steps Towards College Success” event on Sunday, October 23, 2022!

“Taking Steps Towards College Success” is a FREE event that helps more Arizona students and families become college bound, focused and prepared. The day’s activities start with a college-going resource fair at Phoenix Civic Space Park which includes over 50 organizations including non-profit organizations, in-state universities, military academies, and scholarship-granting organizations.

Following the college-going resource fair, participants will walk to the Phoenix Convention Center culminating the walk at the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair. The fair provides students and parents with the opportunity to visit with over 200 national and international colleges and universities.

Once Again This Year!
Be A Leader and its partners will be providing one-on-one support with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the event. Attend the College Goal FAF$A workshop in the A.E. England Building. Community volunteers and FAFSA experts will be available to answer any FAFSA questions you may have and assist you in starting or completing your FAFSA application. Anyone needing to complete the FAFSA should register online to receive further information on what to bring.

An Economic Imperative
The future of Arizona is inextricably linked to our state’s ability to produce a robust educated workforce. It is estimated that over 68% of all Arizona jobs will require some form of postsecondary training by 2020, yet less than 18% of Arizona residents 25-64 have a Bachelor’s degree and only 48% have an Associates’ degree. Join us for this event to help advocate for the need to help increase the number of Arizona students who pursue a higher education.

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking to give back? We’re looking for volunteers to help us make this event a huge success! Volunteers will help in various areas including registration and event set up. If interested in volunteering please click the link below.