- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Education Equal Opportunity Group is hosting a fundraising and awards gala in Nashville on Saturday to help college-bound students.

The event will be at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel at 6:30 p.m.

Founded in 2001, EEOG is a collegiate and professional career preparatory organization for public high school students.

Group founder George Thomas says the organization seeks to create practical and real-life learning opportunities to try to increase retention rates and encourage underserved students statewide to graduate, as well as pursue a postsecondary education.

He says money from the fundraiser will be used to expand the group’s educational initiatives that encourage students to pursue their endeavors beyond high school and college.

For more information about EEOG, visit: https://www.eeog.org .

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