Making the Most of Your Summers

Lisa Bleich
President, College Bound Mentor and
Author of “Surviving the College Application Process”

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7PM
Westfield High School Cafeteria B, 550 Dorian Rd, Westfield

This FREE seminar is open to both parents and students

Are you starting to think about how to spend your summer after sophomore or junior year? Are you overwhelmed by all of the options? Are you wondering how colleges view participation in pre-college programs and service trips?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this seminar for parents and students is for you! Summer is a great time to recharge and refresh after a busy school year. It’s also the perfect time to explore interests, develop leadership, and for some students get started on college prep work.
We will discuss various summer options and present case studies to demonstrate different ways that students have productively used their summers.

Presented by the  PTC-Gifted Ed Committee


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