Robert Blaney, Director of the Dedham Youth Commission said the fair will not just feature college reps, but will also have a live band, DJ, raffles, face painting and special visits from Wally the Green Monster and Boston Breakers players.
“Basically, the goal of the event is to bring families, teens and kids together to celebrate college and community,” Blaney said. “Most College Fairs are held in a stuffy gym. This College Fair Block Party will take place outside in the heart of Dedham Square.”
Blaney hopes the event will benefit the whole family.
“Teens can get information about colleges,” Blaney said. “Little kids and parents can start having dialogue about college and dreams.”
The event will run from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.
The following colleges will be present:
Colby Sawyer College
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Eastern Connecticut State Univ.
Framingham State University
Johnson and Wales University
Loyola University New Orleans
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Massachusetts College of Art
Massasoit Community College
Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University
The American Intnl. Univ. London
Sacred Heart University
Salem State University
University at Albany (SUNY)
University of Chicago
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Richmond
University of South Maine
University of Virginia
Vermont Technical College
Washington County Community College
Worcester State University