High School or younger, we need to get more children on the ‘College Track.’

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Not because everyone should go to college. But because everyone should have the choice to go to college. That requires college prep classes for every child.

And let’s face it, as we have more global connections, Paterson’s kids must compete. In the 21st century, jobs that didn’t need a high school diploma now do. Factories are computer driven as are car repairs. What worked for us will not work for our kids.

So, how do we get more kids on the college track? What if none of us have ever been to college? What are the best ways to navigate? Where can we get help?

Get Ready, Set, Grow! Check out the 2015-16 College Guide produced by Journalism III students at JFK’s School of Education and Training.

 

Welcome to the “College Track” workshops!

PEF has trained, peer facilitators who can come to your school, faith-based organization or community group for a 45 minute to 1 1/2 hour session. Using a PBS video called “The College Track” your group will talk about the challenges, suggest pathways and give participants tools to help their children.
We have trained student facilitators who updated our video to talk to their peers about getting ready to go. Students at Eastside and Kennedy are ready to lead the discussion.

Many of us are the first in our family to go to college. We know the how hard it is to be the first. But it’s not impossible. We can help.

For information about our College Track workshops, call Doris Pagan, Program Director at 973-881-8914 or dorisp@paterson-education.org.

Want to become a College Track facilitator? Doris can arrange that, too!

Want a great web resource? Try www.knowhow2go.org. It provides information and electronic reminders for both students and adults who are encouraging students to be the first in their family to do to college.

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Paterson Education Fund
152 Market St., Suite 208
Paterson, NJ 07501
P: 973.881.8914
F: 973.881.8059

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