Free workshops: OnTrack to Post-Secondary Education

Posted by Uncommon Individual Foundation on October 15, 2018

OnTrack to Post-Secondary Education is a (no cost) college and career readiness curriculum designed to help 8th-12th students successfully navigate school, understand the post-secondary attainment process and explore their financial aid options. The OnTrack Workshop Series offers mentoring and in-person workshops for students and/or
parents during or after-school hours. Workshops are offered as individual sessions, part of a continuing series, or customized to the needs of the requesting organization or school. OnTrack’s Assistant Director of College Readiness has experience working with youth and facilitating workshops for ages 14-19 around high school navigation, college readiness, as well as professional and personal development.

Available Workshops:

  • Essay Writing
  • Social Media Usage
  • Navigating High School
  • Goal Setting & Planning
  • College Planning
  • The College Application Process
  • Understanding Financial Aid
  • The Transition to College
  • FAFSA Walkthrough & Completion
  • Mastering the Hidden Curriculum

Meet the Presenter:
Shakia J. Kirksey, M.Ed

Shakia comes to OnTrack after working in college access and success in both Philadelphia and North Carolina over the past four years. Shakia completed her undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a B.A. in Psychology, and recently completed her M.Ed in Urban Education at Temple University.

As a first-generation, low income college graduate, Shakia understands the plight of preparing for, attending and completing a postsecondary degree. Through both professional and personal experience, Shakia aspires to help students envision their futures by equipping them with the confidence and knowledge necessary for life beyond high school.

OnTrack workshops are a gifted service of the Uncommon Individual Foundation ( offered a no cost to your school or community-based organization. To learn more about OnTrack or to schedule a workshop contact:

Shakia Kirksey, Assistant Director of College Readiness,
The Uncommon Individual Foundation
610-520-0180 ext: 244 |

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