Free College Knowledge Lunch And Learn Sessions Offered For High School Parents And Educators

Monday, February 10, 2014

High school students, parents and educators from all over the Tennessee Valley are invited to attend the Public Education Foundation's College Knowledge Lunch and Learn sessions. 

These free 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 VP of College & Career Success Stacy Lightfoot says, "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." 

Here are the dates and subjects for the Spring 2014 sessions. 

Tuesday, Feb. 11 
Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills  

Thursday, March 13
ACT/SAT:  That is the Question 

Thursday, April 24
The Importance of Volunteering 

Tuesday, May 20
Support Students with Disabilities 

Tuesday, June 17
Parents, You are Now a Passenger 

All the sessions will be from 12-1 p.m. and will be held in the Public Education Foundation office on the 3rd Floor in the Ruth Holmberg Center for Excellence. PEF is at 100 East 10th St. 


PEF will provide an optional lunch for $5 a person. Lunches must be pre-ordered, so RSVPs for lunch are required. 

For more information, call 648-4443 or email slightfoot@pefchattanooga.org.


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