Saturday, November 14, 2009

High School Selection Workshop

The Cabrini Connections' program continues to try to provide the resources needed to get our students on track to be in a career by the age of 25, but high school comes first! This morning nearly 20 parents, students, and mentors took part in a workshop where they learned the ins and outs of the entire high school selection process. School representatives, Sarah Regester and Lydia Nantwi were on-site to answer question, provide contact information, high school directories, and vital information that every middle school student, their parents, and their mentors should know about the process.

Some of the questions that were asked, "Has there ever been a student who applied for all of the selective enrollment schools and been denied?" And the answer was "Yes!" Mrs. Nantwi encouraged the parents/students to apply for a variety of schools to have as many options as possible. A student asked, "Can we visit the schools we like before high school?" And the answer was not only yes, but Mrs. Nantwi encouraged students, parents, and mentors to visit the schools they are thinking about to get a better feel for the school before making that important decision.

This nearly two hour workshop is just one of the many resources that the Cabrini Connections' program looks to provide those who are involved. The basis of everything that we do is really in the name...and that is connecting people to resources! And we are looking to continue providing these vital resources that over 500 students and over 800 volunteers have taken advantage of in Cabrini Connections over the year, but we need your help to continue this process. If you are in support of education and the advancement of people please make a small donation and/or share the "Cabrini Connections' Story" with others in your network!

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