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In an effort to improve the college admission prospects for students attending inner city schools. the Friends of the Hyde Park/Miriam Matthew Library, in conjunction with several community groups is sponsoring a College Advisement Day, Saturday, June 21, 2008, 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, at the Hyde Park/Miriam Matthew Library, 2205 W. Florence Avenue. The event will afford students, and their parents, who attend urban middle and high schools, one on one counseling regarding course they will need for college admission.
Observing that many capable students, in urban schools were missing out on opportunities for admission to four year colleges, due to the lack of counseling resources in many of these schools. The Hyde Park Community Groups decided to replace the library’s traditional Career Day with a College Advisement Day.
The day’s activities will entail one on one counseling sessions, speakers, and a great deal of information about the college admission process. Parents are asked to accompany students.
Registration begins at 11:30 am. Call (323) 290-4980 to RSVP.