Educational Symposium Guides Parents, Students

Educational Symposium Guides Parents, Students
Ernest Morrell, associate professor of
Urban Schooling at UCLA, will give the keynote. (Photo courtesy of UCLA.)

Parents and students can learn about higher education opportunities at a free Educational Symposium, Sunday, Sept. 9, from noon to 7 p.m., at the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Center. More than 1,000 people are expected at the 11th annual event, which is co-hosted by Cal Poly Pomona and the Council of African-American Parents (CAAP).

The Educational Symposium features a wide array of academic services for families looking to prepare their students for academic excellence and college admission.

As part of a college fair, admission advisors from numerous colleges and universities (including community colleges, CSUs, UCs and privates) are expected to be on hand for one-on-one meetings. Students are encouraged to bring transcripts for analyses. Workshops will be offered on important college prep subjects ranging from financing a college education to creating strategies to gain acceptance to competitive colleges and universities throughout the country.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ernest Morrell, a UCLA assistant professor of education (Literacy and Hip Hop Culture). He will join special guest speaker Charles Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Family Life and Education Center.  

Southern California Edison also partnered with CAAP to produce the 2007 symposium.

For more information or to RSVP, call Ingrid Johnson with CAAP at (909) 215-2115 or (909) 860-3377.