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National Expert To Speak On How Parents Can Help Kids Get Into Their Dream Colleges, PRM, Thursday, July 11, 2019

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July 2, 2019

Peoria, IL—As the current college entrance scandal rocking headlines this year demonstrates, it’s not easy for even the most talented kids to get into the college of their choice. That’s why a local civic group wants to help parents and students prepare for the journey. The Greater Peoria Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is bringing in a national expert to speak on the subject for a workshop at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Thursday, July 11th.

Michele Baker Richardson, President and CEO of Higher Education Advocates, LLC, has helped over 400 students nationwide get into college. Baker reports over 90 percent of her clients were accepted into their top three schools. Baker will conduct a workshop that teaches attendees how to create their own game plan for selecting and applying to colleges. They will also learn how to research universities and discover which schools match their specific academic and cultural needs. The session will be held at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and registration will be FREE and open to the public. The 1.5-hour workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation, question and answer session, and take away materials that will include a resource guide, a timeline to achieve optimal results, and tips for writing a winning personal essay. Participants will also get an opportunity to hear advice and ask questions from a panel of college students and recent college graduates. Parents and students can reserve free tickets on the Riverfront Museum website by flowing the link : College Admissions Process.

Name: Cracking the Code
Location: Giant Screen Theater
Time: 07/11/2019 9:00 AM

The Greater Peoria Chapter of Jack and Jill of America partnered with Neighborhood House and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois to make the workshop possible. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill was founded in 1938 in Philadelphia, and now boasts 240 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members. The Greater Peoria Chapter was founded in 2015.


Contact: Christa Spates-Bell