College prep for at-risk teens available at PAL conference
The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University, in collaboration with the Texas School Safety Center and Rural Talent Search, will host the Teen Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Regional Conference July 24-25.
Conference participants experience college life by staying overnight in a residence hall, eating at an on-campus dining hall, exercising at the recreation center and visiting various academic departments while attending sessions discussing academics, financial aid, admissions standards, foster care benefits, college expense management, retention support and career counseling.
The youth will also participate in leadership sessions, problem-solving exercises, educational games for managing finances, a rock wall team-building activity and attend a panel discussion about student life with current college students. Foster care alumni now attending Texas State and participating in the Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES) initiative will advise the high school students on how to successfully navigate their transition to college.
For more information, contact the Center for P-16 Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512- 245-8192.