volunteers needed, College Application Day

Posted by Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable on November 10, 2014

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable and the PA Association for College Admission Counseling is collaborating together on:

What: “College Application Day” at Murrell Dobbins AVTS
When: November 18, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Murrell Dobbins AVTS, 22nd Street and Lehigh Avenue, Phila., PA 19132

This effort is in line with the American Council on Education’s “American College Application Campaign”.

What Is the American College Application Campaign?

The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) is a national effort of the American Council on Education (ACE) with the goal of providing every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college. Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) and the PA Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) will assist students at Murrell Dobbins AVTS in support of the national effort. (See the link for the national campaign – http://www.acenet.edu/about-ace/special-initiatives/Pages/ACAC.aspx)

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are critical to the success of College Application Day at Murrell Dobbins AVTS. According to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), “Exit surveys of similar events have shown, overwhelmingly, that students considered the event a major factor in their decision to apply to college. Volunteers are crucial to providing one-on-one support that will have a positive impact on students.” Volunteering during a school’s College Application Day is a great way to support students in advancing their future. We hope you take part in this meaningful volunteer experience and thank you in advance for helping to make college dreams come true!

How Can Volunteers Help?

If you have experience assisting students with the college going process – we need you! You don’t need to be an expert however, on the college application process to make a significant contribution during the campaign; you need to have a desire to assist and encourage students as they take this first an important step toward continuing their education beyond high school.

Volunteers will greet students, assist students with the completion of online college applications, conduct workshops, advise students and serve as extra hands for school staff during the event.

Sign-up to volunteer by completing the registration information portion of this event. Go the link – https://dobbins-college-app-day.eventbrite.com. Feel free to invite colleagues and friends. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Dobbins’ Culinary Arts Program.

Questions and/or concerns can be addressed to contact@collegepreproundtable.org or call 484-843-1153.

We look forward to see you at Dobbins on the 18th!

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