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

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?

Bridge to Success. Check out the 2021 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 videos with alumni from John F. Kennedy your group will talk about the challenges, suggest pathways and give participants tools to help with the college process.
We have trained student facilitators who can 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 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 Salgado, Program Director at 973-881-8914 or doriss@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 go to college.