In the News: Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals Celebrates San Antonio Students
In the News: Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals Celebrates San Antonio StudentsCollege Board Communications
On March 19, The San Antonio Express-News published an op-ed by Cincinnati Bengals Defensive End Michael Johnson. Johnson, ConnectHomeUSA’s 2018 celebrity ambassador, championed San Antonio students pursuing higher ed and the organizations that support them. Read an excerpt below and the full piece on The San Antonio Express-News.
"Education is the great equalizer. It has the potential to open doors to limitless opportunities while eliminating barriers that could derail dreams; and college, in particular, provides students with the tools necessary to embark on a successful career.
That’s why I’m so thrilled the community recently rallied around San Antonio students and celebrated their pursuit of higher education. On March 9, ConnectHomeUSA in partnership with the College Board hosted a College Signing Day event to applaud students at John Jay High School committing to their post-secondary institution of choice.
I love this concept: celebrating academic achievements the same way we praise athletic successes in a public forum. This event shows our students the value we place on hard work and will show future graduates that with hard work comes a recognized outcome..."
ConnectHomeUSA, a movement to close the digital divide for residents in HUD-assisted housing, has worked in partnership with the College Board to offer all students and families in ConnectHomeUSA communities free, online SAT practice resources and access to rich college planning and search services. The purpose of this partnership is to support high-achieving, low-income students who may not have access to the tools and resources they need to realize their full potential. For more information, visit connecthomeusa.org.