Students invited to 8th annual College Prep Conference & College Fair Aug. 22

IBE is excited to invite students and adults from IBE Chapters to participate in the Center for Leadership Development’s (CLD) 8th Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom, Indianapolis on Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8:00AM – 4:30 PM. This is a great opportunity for ALL students statewide in grades 8-12 (in the Fall) who are considering college and for those who have never considered attending college to receive vital information. 

 This interactive college readiness conference includes workshop sessions for students and parents on How to Study Effectively, College Testing Preparation, Applying for College, Financial Aid and Paying for College, NCAA and MUCH MORE! With over, 1,000 participants expected to attend by registration only, you are encouraged to register immediately to ensure your spot!

Registration is $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. All participants (students and adults) must register.  If you are considering taking a group of students, please send the following information to Joi Harmon at or simply begin the registration process.            

1.    Contact person (phone/email)

2.    Number of students

Registration Steps:

1.    Establish a Group Name

2.    Distribute Group Name and Code to all Members (only individuals issued codes will be able to join the group)

3.    Encourage Group Members to Register online at

Note: Members are able to register separately and join the group.

Registration Deadline for GROUPS (ONLY)August 14, 2015 

Please contact Joi Harmon with any registration questions or concerns.

GLIBE looking for donations for Back To School Rally


The GLIBE will be holding its annual Back to School Rally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, 3101 Creasy Lane. Youth chair Pamela Stokes has set a new goal of serving 500 children this year. Donation boxes are being established in various locations, including churches, for supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils and folders. Donors also can sponsor book bags for $25 per bag. Monetary donations can be sent to P.O. Box 2761, West Lafayette, IN 47996 and the check should be made out to GLIBE. The deadline for donations is July 10. For additional information, go to our website:

GLIBE 2015 Back to School Rally set for Saturday, July 25


The Greater Lafayette Indiana Black Expo will hold its 2015 Back to School Rally on the grounds of Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, 3101 Creasy Lane, on Saturday, July 25.

The Back To School Rally, where GLIBE gives out hundreds of free book bags and school supplies annually, is one of the organization’s biggest events of the year. In 2014, GLIBE set a record giving away nearly 400 book bags to local students. The organization is preparing to do even more this season.

Pamela Walker-Stokes is the new chair of the event and is current working with Ivy Tech officials on the details. This space will be updated as soon as sponsors and other details are available. In the meantime, email for additional information.