Workshop helps students prepare for college, future

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015

For local high school students who are considering which college or career paths they will take, the place to be Saturday is the College Prep/Career Workshop at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy.

The College Prep/Career Workshop will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Colley Senior Complex at 715 East Elm Street. The workshop is free and open to all students in grades nine through 12. Lunch will be provided for the participants. Parents and guardians who would like to attend are encouraged to do so.

Shabrell Reynolds, a sponsor of the event, said the workshop is designed to advise high school students on college and career paths available to them and to help them make the transition from high school to college and careers smoother.

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“The College Prep/Career Workshop will help students who are questioning what’s next for them in life and deciding what their career interests are,” Reynolds said. “The workshop will be helpful in deciding how to choose the best college based on their career interests.”

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the college admission process, available scholarships and financial aid opportunities. The workshop will also have information available for the ACT and SAT tests.

“This workshop will provide information that will help make the transition from high school to college or the workplace much easier,” Reynolds said. “There are many opportunities available for scholarships and financial aid.”

Reynolds said filling out the scholarship and financial aid applications can be challenging and volunteers will be available to advise and assist with the application process.

“Those who would like assistance filling out financial aid forms should bring their tax information with them to the workshop,” she said. “The College Prep/Career Workshop will offer great resources and valuable information along with door prizes and a lot of fun.”

Workshop sponsors are African American Community Outreach Enrichment, Flowing Brook Inc, Be Sincerely Yours Success Academy and Tessie Ola Hooten-Kelly Foundation.

“Special thanks go to all our volunteers and to The 2 Fish and 5 Loaves Food Bank,” Reynolds said. “A lot planning and effort has gone into this workshop. Hopefully, a large number of students will take advantage of this opportunity.”