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For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2012
Media Contact:
Jason Smith


Commissioner Jean Monestime helps educate students about the college application process

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, held a workshop for high school students in his district to inform them about the process of getting into college. The "You Can Go to College Series" kicked-off with a "Getting To College" workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 NW 7th Avenue.

Commissioner Jean Monestime
Numerous parents and students turned out to the "Getting to College" workshop hosted by County Commissioner Jean Monestime on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Numerous parents and students turned out to the event to learn about the college application process and meet with college representatives and college student mentors. Representatives from the University of Miami, Florida International University, Barry University and Miami Dade College were on hand to speak about college admissions and the best time to apply for college.

Attendees also heard motivational presentations from NFL player and UM alum Khalil Jones and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor of Evangelism Lorenzo Johnson.

This is the first in a series of workshops for high school students. Future workshops include "Paying for College," on January 19, 2013, and "Succeeding in College," on April 20, 2013.

"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."

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.

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align="left">For additional information, please contact Commissioner Monestime's office at 305-694-2779.