College101 Prepares Students and Parents for Higher Education
The national, first-year college dropout rate stands at 26 percent. That's why it's important for college-bound students and their parents to plan early for a successful college experience. To help college freshmen succeed during that tumultuous first year, Pinellas County Extension 4-H Youth Development presents College 101: Strategies for First Year Success for College Students. Topics discussed in this two-hour seminar include: choosing classes, note-taking tips, test strategies, social scene changes, credit card lies, roommate woes, safety on campus, and talking with professors.
Students will learn problem-solving techniques, study tips and social etiquette. Parents will gain insight on various issues that students face and how to effectively empower their children to meet and overcome challenges and enjoy a successful first year.
Enrollment requires one parent/caregiver and one teen per family. Cost of the seminar is $20 per student, no cost for the parent. The seminar will be held on Saturday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Pinellas County Extension (12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo), and Saturday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Largo Library (120 Central Park Drive, Largo.)
Registration is at www.pinellascountyextension.org. Click Online Class Registration and select the 4-H Youth Development tab at the top of the page. For more details, or to register by phone, call (727) 582-2450.
Pinellas County Extension is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The University of Florida is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Education focuses on sustainable living, lawn and garden, families and consumers, and 4-H youth development. Pinellas County Extension is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Pinellas County Extension programs are open to all persons regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, age, creed or disability. Persons with disabilities should contact the main office at (727) 582-2100 at least 10 working days before the event so that proper consideration can be given to the request.
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