A Look Back: College Signing Day 2016
The history of National College Singning Day at Harlem Children’s Zone dates to 2016 when First Lady Michelle Obama joined our community in celebrating thousands of college-bound seniors on their choice of college.
As the official host site of National College Signing Day, HCZ welcomed nearly 5,000 seniors from across New York City to the Harlem Armory to join the celebration with our HCZ Promise Academy and Zone high school seniors.
Mrs. Obama, who showed up in a Princeton T-shirt, honored New York City students — and offered some advice.
“Ask for help, you all,” she told the seniors at the event. “No one gets through college alone.”
We couldn’t agree more. At Harlem Children’s Zone, we’ll be there for our scholars every step of their college and career journeys.