"College: Making it Happen" conference for parents of middle school students is March 10

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"College: Making it Happen" conference for parents of middle school students is March 10

The “College: Making It Happen” Parent Conference will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at California State University, Fresno.

The conference is designed to provide middle school students and their parents the information necessary for successful transitions from middle school to high school and on to college. Presentations will be offered in English, Spanish and Hmong. Information about Cal Grants also will be available.

The conference and parking are free. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Residence Dining Facility. Salinas attorney and Fresno State alum Miguel A. Hernandez will deliver the keynote address.

The event is organized by the Intersegmental Planning Committee for Higher Education with representatives from the California State University system, the University of California, community colleges and the independent colleges.

They will be available to present information regarding university admission requirements, middle and high school academic preparation, financial aid and various student support services such as Precollegiate Academic Development Program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programs, GEAR-UP, and Cal-Soap that are available to help students attend college.

The conference also will present information regarding the Cal Grant entitlement program and other fiscal resources available to offset college costs. Also planned is a student session presented by Fresno State students who will discuss the importance of developing goals and preparing for the future.

Co-sponsors include Fresno State, the Intersegmental Planning Committee, University of California Office of Relations with Schools, Fresno Pacific University and Fresno City College, with support from the California Education Round Table.

For preregistration, call 278-2048 or log-on to http: / /outreach.csufresno.edu and click on the collegebound link.