Media Advisory: Bilingual College Workshop: 'A College Education Is Within Your Reach'

Media Advisory: Bilingual College Workshop: 'A College Education Is Within Your Reach'

January 22, 2013
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
WHO:
Prince George’s County Public Schools International Student Counseling Office University of Maryland, College Park
WHAT:
Bilingual College Workshop in Spanish and English: Estudios Universitarios a su Alcance – A College Education Is Within Your Reach
WHEN:
Saturday, February 2 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE:
University of Maryland, College Park • Adele H. Stamp Student Union Campus Drive and Union Lane, College Park
BACKGROUND:
The Prince George’s County Public Schools International Student Counseling Office is collaborating with the University of Maryland to host a free college workshop in Spanish for students in Grades 6-12 and their parents. The program will include the following grade-level workshops facilitated by counselors: Grade 12 – How to finance your college education and information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Grades 10 and 11 – How to apply for college and how to get financial aid Grade 9 – How to succeed in high school and prepare for college Grades 6, 7, and 8 – Early preparation for your college dream Dr. Alvin Crawley, Interim Superintendent for Prince George’s County Public Schools, will welcome families and discuss ways that families can support their children on a path to being college and career ready. Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Director of Community Engagement for the University of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address. The event will include a fair with bilingual representatives from area colleges, universities, and community organizations. Workshop participants can also tour the University of Maryland, College Park campus.The workshop is geared towards Latino students and their families in Grades 6-12, but it is open to all families in Prince George’s County. For more information, call 301-445-8460 or visit www.pgcps.org. Download Flyer>>

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.