High school students with questions about going to college will have the opportunity to get them answered during a “Boot Camp” at the Union County Advanced Technology Center Saturday morning, September 20, 2014.
The Boot Camp, which is called Project Ready: College 101, is being sponsored by the Urban League of the Upstate in cooperation with Project Ready college access program, and Spartanburg Community College. It will be held at the Advanced Technology Center from 10 a.m.-noon is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Steve Mims, Housing Counselor for the Urban League of the Upstate, said the purpose of the Boot Camp is to answer questions about preparing for college and helping both students and parents understand that process.
“It's about helping them prepare for the SATs and their college applications and helping students prepare and search for scholarships,” Mims said. “We’re conveying to parents the importance of having their household income properly documented and assisting to complete the FASA.”
Questions that will be answered include “Where to start?” “Where to go?” and “How to pay?” for college.
Students who participate should bring with them their GPA and class rank and, if so desired, their parents or guardians with them.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so those interested in participating should call 864-562-4400 as soon as possible.
The Urban League of the Upstate is named for and is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a civil rights organization founded in 1910 with the goal of achieving economic empowerment that would elevate the living standard in historically underserved urban communities.
In 1972, the Greenville Urban League was formed, but its named was changed to the Urban League of the Upstate in 1997 to reflect the community that it served. According to its website (urbanleagueupstate.org) the Urban League of the Upstate is “a community-based organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment and economic development without regard to race or socioeconomic status.”
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