The Education Committee presents a multi-faceted series of events targeting students of different ages, parents and educators.
Getting Ready for College -This October event presents a collection of workshops targeted at high school students and parents as they prepare for the college application process and transitioning to the first year of college. Topics for students include college applications, college fit, test prep, FAFSA/HESA, essay preparation for college apps and scholarships and an online scholarship search strategy session. Parents are supported in their efforts to understand the complicated first year experience from application, college visit, acceptance and arrival on campus. Two other components include topics on how to provide emotional support for your college student and creative college finance options. The speakers include professional educators, administrators, mental health professionals and college finance consultants.
Use Sports to Change Your Life -This unique experience will provide students with the tools to use their participation in sports as a spring board for obtaining their college education. In collaboration with New Brunswick High School Athletic Department, we are able to reach a greater number of student athletes in need of this information. The panel discussion and mentoring session will showcase individuals (some former and current athletes) with careers related to sports and the business of sports. Additionally, information on NCAA academic eligibility requirements will be provided. Past careers have included – sports broadcasting, athletic training and physical therapy, entrepreneurs, investment advisors, coaches, student athletes and school administrators.
Elementary Reading Program (ongoing) Data has consistently shown that students that achieve on-grade reading competency by the 3rd grade are more likely to be successful college students. To this end the Education Committee is implementing a new program that will focus on improving the reading skills of a second-grade class in one of the schools in our target area. We will measure the progress by performing pre-program and post-program assessments of the student’s performance.
Education Recognition –The Education Committee would like to recognize the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the educators in our chapter and the communities we serve.