(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, will hold a series of workshops for high school students in his district aimed at informing students about the process of getting into college. The "You Can Go to College Series" will kick-off with a "Getting To College" workshop on September 29, 2012 at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 NW 7th Avenue from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"In today's workforce, those who have a college degree are in a better position to compete for jobs," Commissioner Monestime said. "I want students to know that college is accessible to them."
During the September 29th workshop, students will meet one-on-one with admission officers from various universities and connect with college student mentors. Parents are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the college application process. Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes awarded.
"This is the first in a series of workshops for high school students. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the process of getting into college," Commissioner Monestime said.
Future workshops include "Paying for College," on January 19, 2012, and "Succeeding in College," on April 20, 2013.
The "You Can Go to College Series" is a partnership between Commissioner Monestime, the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the University of Miami Centers for Latin American Studies, and Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation. The program is sponsored by a grant from the Deutsche Bank of Americas Foundation.
For additional information, please contact Commissioner Monestime's office at 305-694-2779.