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(ASCAP) Parent Academies

Parent Academies are workshops designed to help educate parents and caregivers so they are equipped to take an active role in the academic path of their children. The New York Urban League’s “A Parent’s Guide to College” resource is designed for parents of students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. The guide will examine all facets of college preparation, from entering 9th grade through the critical senior year of high school, as well as examining local options of the CUNY and SUNY system. The League will facilitate workshops on the content or train community leaders, educators, and parents to facilitate workshops.


Here are the topics covered in the guide booklet:

Preparing for College: What to expect


New York Urban League Absolute Success College Access Program:
High School To-Do List: From freshman year to senior year and beyond


Starting Your College Search: Two-year programs, options at CUNY and SUNY, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Applying to College: Understanding admission options, writing the essay and acing the college interview


Paying for College: Financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans and money advice


Make the Most of Campus Tours: What to ask and look for on a college visit


College: A Family Affair: Now might be the right time to consider going back to school


Resource Guide: Online and local resources for the college application process