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Can’t Visit Wellesley? Join a Webinar

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College visits are a moot point this summer thanks to COVID-19. When my daughter was applying to college, we did an East Coast tour of colleges during the hottest month of the year – August. We visited seven schools in five states in a week. While the visits helped to give her a sense of…

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Learn How to Create the College Essay During Virtual College Webinar Series

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Regional Admission Counselors of California is hosting a series of college webinars on Zoom. Each webinar will consist of four to five RACC college representatives presenting on various topics. How College Decisions Are Made teaches students and parents how a college determines if they are a good fit for each. Every University does things differently…

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Online Volunteer Opportunities for High Students

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Even though stay at home orders are still in place in certain parts of the country, students can still find community service opportunities. Volunteer Match has a listing for High School Volunteer Program – Pre-Med and Robotics Summer Programs. They are looking for qualified high school students of any grade level to fill volunteer instructor…

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Art Students Can Show Off Their Work At Virtual National Portfolio Day

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Students looking to apply to art school can show off their portfolio to colleges at the Virtual National Portfolio Day. The National Portfolio Day Association is sponsoring the event on May 22, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm EST. The free online event is designed for prospective undergrads to meet individually with professional representatives…

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Brush Up On Your French with Free Online Conversational Classes

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If you have a student looking to brush up or continue their French lessons, they will want to check out French with Simone. She offers free daily French classes on Zoom. Classes are Monday through Saturday 11: 00-11: 30 am. Students will have 30 minutes of vocabulary, phonetics, French culture, history, gastronomy, French facts, French…

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CodePath Offers Free Coding Courses and Interview Prep for Tech Jobs

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Codepath offers a free 12-week online course that prepares students to ace technical interviews and secure internships or full-time opportunities with top tech companies. They also offer free semester-long coding courses on a variety of campuses for fall 2020. Classes include cybersecurity and building apps for iPhones and Androids. The interview prep course is taught by…

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College Track Offers Free College Prep Support to High Students

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College Track has a mission to empower all students to develop the belief that they have the ability, and responsibility, to influence their own destiny. They are focused on not only helping students get into college but to help them get through college with a 10-year commitment to their students. With 12 centers located in…

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Free Online Art Class

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If your student loves to write and draw their own stories, they’ll want to check out Otis College of Art & Design’s Designing Cartoon Characters for Kids and Adults. The free one-hour class will demonstrate the fundamental tools and techniques used by professional cartoonists to create comic stories. The class is open to students 8+.…

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COVID-19 Resources for LA Families

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Hey fam, we are in unchartered waters as we try to navigate the large societal changes brought on by the spread of COVID-19. School and city-wide closures have upended many lives. If you need help during this time, here is a list of resources available to Los Angeles students and families. Shout out to Ms.…

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Find Careers in the Creative Arts through Work of Art Program

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Inner-City Arts has a wonderful program, Work of Art, which allows Los Angeles high school sophomores and juniors to explore and prepare for college and careers in the arts and creative economy. Students will participate in mandatory bi-monthly meetings and workshops, study for free in their Institutes program, and become employees of Inner-City Arts. The…

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