Now that the Back To School Season is in full swing, it’s a great time to start thinking about college readiness. Last week we had a great turnout for our first webinar, “College Access 101: How Afterschool Can Bridge the Gap.” This was our inaugural webinar in what we hope will be a long-running series designed to present the latest ideas and strategies as well as engage the large field of afterschool advocates in important discussions on a range of topics and issues relating to out-of-school time.
Afterschool programs have the opportunity to play a significant role in exposing at-risk youth to new opportunities to pursue higher education and helping them navigate the often challenging admissions process. Our panelists, Amy Smitter from Campus Compact and Jason Hamilton from Arkansas Commitment, offered the perspectives of two highly successful programs that have helped students transition from high school to college by leveraging relationships with community partners, mentors, parents, school staff and universities.
The webinar is now available for viewing on our website. For those of you who didn’t sign up for the live webinar, you can access the recording by registering your information. Also, when you register, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming webinars and be given priority access to registration. If you did register for the College Access webinar (even if you weren’t able to join the live stream) the Express Login feature will take you straight to our webinar archive.