High School Students, Parents, And Staff Invited To PEF College Knowledge Lunch Breaks

Thursday, October 17, 2013

High school students, parents and high school employees from all over Southeast Tennessee are invited to attend the Public Education Foundation's College Knowledge Lunch Breaks.  These monthly lunch time workshops will focus on college related topics such as essay writing, college financial planning and college admission.  Other adults who work with or advise students on the road to post-secondary success are invited as well.

PEF Vice President of College and Career Success Stacy Lightfoot said, "One of the most important decisions our students will make is to continue on to college. PEF’s College and Career Readiness work focuses on encouraging students to attend college, and provides them and their families with support and access to help them accomplish this goal.

The Public Education Foundation will host sessions this fall and in the spring of 2014.  Here are the dates and subjects for the four fall sessions:

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Power of the Written Word: Essays/Letters of Recommendation

Tuesday, Oct. 29

There’s a College for Everyone: What Colleges Look for in Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Top 10 Financial Planning Mistakes Made by Parents

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Post-Secondary Options

All the sessions will be from 12-1 p.m.  PEF will provide an optional lunch for $5 a person.  Lunches must be pre-ordered, so RSVPs for lunch are required.

All the workshops will be held in the Public Education Foundation office on the third floor in the Ruth Holmberg Center for Excellence.  PEF is at 100 East 10th Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.

For more information, contact Stacy Lightfoot at 423 648-4443 or slightfoot@pefchattanooga.org.


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