Phoenix families are invited to attend a free local college resource fair, featuring more than 50 organizations with scholarship and program information, 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave.

The fair will be followed by an address from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Be A Leader founders Gary and Melissa Trujillo at 10 a.m., and the “Taking Steps Toward College Success” Walk-A-Thon at 11 a.m.

The walk-a-thon, featuring thousands of students from more than 51 Arizona schools, will culminate at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) College Fair at the Phoenix Convention Center, with more than 200 universities looking for future students. The NACAC event runs from 12-3 p.m. Tours of the College Depot at the Burton Barr Library also will be available from 1 to 3 p.m.; the library is just a few steps from the Metro light rail stop.

The “Taking Steps Towards College Success” Walk-a-Thon is free, but registration online is recommended. For more information or to register, visit or call 602-758-8000.


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