The days event will include speakers from the University of California, Riverside, Los Angeles County Board of Education, The College Board, and the Princeton Review. The conference is geared toward students, parents and educators. There will be information given that is vital to increasing the number of students from the Inland Empire who go on to pursue undergraduate degrees.
The J.W. Vines Medical Society took this project on after reviewing some of the alarmingly low statistics of African American students who took advanced courses in high school. Once this information was gathered, they began to look even further back to see what classes students were taking to prepare them for high school college prep programs and again the information was disappointing. So the foundation took a step in trying to ensure that more information was given to the community on the essential requirements for college admissions and strategies on how to prepare your child for college entrance, noted Dina Walker, executive director.
The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Brenda Davis, Provost of Riverside Community College, Norco-Campus. The afternoon session will include a lively discussion on the SAT controversy in which the question of SAT bias will be discussed by a representative from The College Board and the executive director of the Princeton Review. The youth will also participate in an afternoon breakout session in which they will receive materials to use in helping them plan their college prep course work, as well as sign up for the ACT and SAT. And high school seniors will choose colleges to apply to this fall.
Pre-registration is $5.00 and will include lunch. The new location for the conference will be in the Pentland Hills Room B-107/C101 on the University of California, Riverside campus. For more information and to register for the conference, please call (909) 875-9561.
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