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For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2013
Media Contact:
Jason Smith


Commissioner Jean Monestime Hosts College Workshop for Students and Parents

"You Can Go to College Series" Continues on January 19, 2013

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, continues his efforts to inform students and parents about the process of getting into college with his popular “You Can Go to College Series.” The next workshop in the series is titled “Paying for College” and will focus on how to finance a student’s higher education pursuits. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 NW 7th Avenue from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

During the January 19th workshop, students will learn about the various options to pay for a college education and will have the opportunity to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes awarded.

To complete the FAFSA, students are asked to come with a parent or guardian and bring the following materials, if available:

“One of the most challenging questions families face is how to pay for a student’s college education. I want students and parents to fully understand their financing options,” Commissioner Monestime said. “The more educated our community becomes about college financial aid, the less stressful the college application process becomes.”

The final installment in the college workshop series will be “Succeeding in College,” on April 20, 2013.

The “You Can Go to College Series” is a partnership between Commissioner Jean Monestime, the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the University of Miami Centers for Latin American Studies, College Summit 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.

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
You Can Go to College Series:
Paying for College
January 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation
13230 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, FL 33168