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Cincinnati-area students learn about college, finances through Empower Me tour

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 15:11:44-05

On Thursday, hundreds of Cincinnati-area high school students packed into the Duke Energy Center.

They all had one goal in common: college. At the convention center on Thursday, they got a chance to meet representatives from colleges all across the nation through the United Negro Fund's Empower Me Tour.

"We’re all about educating them, we're all about teaching them about financial aid, we’re all about talking about what are the tools you need in order to attend college," tour Director Stacey Lee said.

Students in attendance also got college prep and financial advice at the event, which was sponsored by Wells Fargo and Procter & Gamble.

"It builds more opportunities for me," said Jeremiah Toney, a senior at Aiken High School. "It builds foundation, connections and it helps me get more of an understanding of college and what I want to do."

Target also donated $25,000 to help five students in attendance pay for college.

“It allows us to have additional impact within the communities by helping students and exposing them to all the opportunities that are available to them," said Crystal Harrell of Procter & Gamble.