Friday, February 8, 2013

Parent University -- and Cash for College - Saturday in Greenfield

The Greenfield Union School District is hosting its first Parent University from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 9 at Vista Verde Middle School in Greenfield.

Also on Saturday, there will be a "Cash for College" Resource Fair in nearby Greenfield High School.

Parent University is an event designed to help parents become aware of the steps students need to take to get into college. The staff and school counselors are working together to provide the community with information to help understand the value of a college education, to help our students get into college and pay for college.

The day-long event will discuss:
* What are the A.G./High School Requirements
* What's the California Dream act
* How to develop organization Skills/Time management goals
* Financial Aid
* The Power of Parents
* Navigating the School System (in Triqui)

The following colleges and universities will be present; Hartnell College, Central Coast College, Heald College, CSU Monterey Bay, and CSU Fresno; a variety of school counselors will also be on hand.

At the Cash for College Resource Fair, participants will have the opportunity to learn about financial aid resources for college and speak with college and university representatives.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield High School, 225 El Camino Real, Greenfield.

Free assistance will be provided to students wishing to apply for Cal Grants.

The event will also include fun activities for the entire family.

Participating will be the University of California Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, Cal State Fresno, Cal State Monterey Bay, COSMOS Program UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, University of Phoenix, Golden Gate University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cabrillo College, Menlo College, Mills College, Central Coast College, Heald College, CA Strawberry Commission Scholarship Fund, First Tee of Monterey County
For more information contact Priscilla Barba via email at or 831.759.8676.

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