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Young Harris College hosts Community Resource Fair 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Starting college can be a bit intimidating for new freshmen – learning about the new environment of the college and surrounding community. To help with the transition, Young Harris College hosts a number of activities during the first week of Fall Semester, including a Community Resource Fair which was held Aug. 17.

“The goal of the Community Resource Fair is to provide area churches, non-profit organizations and businesses with an opportunity to showcase their organization to the Young Harris College student body,” said Meridith Davis, director of Career Services at Young Harris College. “The event is about demonstrating all the various opportunities in our community and help students gain awareness of what’s available to them.”

Representatives for areas in the surrounding counties and cities range from local churches to medical and dental facilities. Local businesses that provide job opportunities for students also attended the fair.

“It’s just a great opportunity for students to see all the wonderful and valuable things that Young Harris and the local community offer,” Davis said.

About 150 students attended the annual event at the Rollins Campus Center on campus. It was just one of several events the College hosts for students, especially incoming freshmen who are new to college and the area.

“It can be a little scary for a new student coming to college, so events like this fair help them get settled in and learn about what is available to them,” Davis said. “Whether they’re seeking support, looking for new opportunities, or simply curious about the offerings in our community, this fair is a great event.”

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit