Monestime sponsors workshop for college bound youth

caines | 10/18/2012, 5:30 a.m.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, held a workshop for high school students in his district to inform them about the process of getting into college. The You Can Go to College Series kicked-off with a Getting To College workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 NW 7th Avenue. Numerous parents and students turned out to the event to learn about the college application process and meet with college representatives and college student mentors. Representatives from the University of Miami, Florida International University, Barry University and Miami Dade College were on hand to speak about college admissions and the best time to apply for college. Attendees also heard motivational presentations from NFL player and UM alum Khalil Jones and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor of Evangelism Lorenzo Johnson. This is the first in a series of workshops for high school students. Future workshops include Paying for College, on January 19th and Succeeding in College, on April 20th. In todays workforce, those who have a college degree are in a better position to compete for jobs, Monestime said. I want students to know that college is accessible to them. The You Can Go to College Series is a partnership between Commissioner Monestime, the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the University of Miami Centers for Latin American Studies and Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation. The program is sponsored by a grant from the Deutsche Bank of Americas Foundation. For additional information, call 305-694-2779.