The college preparation series is one of several initiatives of the Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni Chapter designed to prepare students for college life. The ultimate goal is to raise the percentage of students attending institutes of higher education.
1) COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 101
College Planning and Management 101 is the first phase of the program designed to increase early college awareness and readiness to middle school and high school students. We address multiple aspects of the college awareness process, including advanced academics, educator professional development, early information and awareness, and family and community support.
2) FINANCIAL AID PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
The second part of our series is designed to help students and families learn more about the financial aid process. By attending our financial aid workshop, we teach the community about the different types of financial aid including grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. The workshop provides information about student aid opportunities from the federal government, the state, postsecondary institutions, and private sources. It allows students/parents/guardians to ask questions about the different types of aid available to them in preparation for college
3) 2016 DESTINATION COLLEGE BUS TOUR
Before choosing the best college to attend, it is important for students to test the waters. Making a college visit and touring the campus can be pivotal in a student's decision to apply to school. The college tour provides cultural and educational experiences that inspire students to examine concerns and personal interest during the college selection process. It is our goal that once a student completes our program they will be able to select a college and a major that leads to a fulfilling future
4) NATIONAL COLLEGE SIGNING DAY
The purpose of College Signing Day is to build excitement around going to college. For many years, College Signing Day was often associated with students signing athletic scholarships, but every student should have the opportunity to publicly celebrate their postsecondary plans. By applauding seniors who are transitioning to higher education, we help younger students begin to form their own educational aspirations and plans