College Prep Conference
& College Fair

Grade Levels:

Imagine 1,000 Indianapolis Youth Development students and parents gathered in one place gaining a comprehensive understanding of the entire college readiness process – how to work hard in school, how to apply for admission, how to seek scholarships and apply for financial aid, and gain tips on how to excel and graduate from college. This is exactly what the CLD Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair provides.

In collaboration with college and university administrators, CLD will expose students and parents throughout the state of Indiana to the idea of college as an available option and to the many opportunities that a college education affords. Breakout sessions such as Your Character Closet: Choosing the Right Character, College Essay Workshop, and Know Your Financial Worth are just a few of the informative and interactive sessions that will be presented during this conference.

This conference will provide resources for Indianapolis Youth Development youth and parents to help change behavior and values while guiding them to a self-directed path that will help them achieve in high school, enroll in and graduate from college, and gain employment in their career choice.

What: 15th Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair

Who: The first 1,000 registrants from grades 8-12th and supportive adults. Grade limits apply; see below for grade groupings. Do not wait – available seats go quick!

8*-9th Graders
10-11th Graders
12th Graders
8th Grade Supportive Adults
9-12th Grade Supportive Adults

When: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Check-in begins at 9:15 AM

Where: Indiana Convention Center – Sagamore Ballroom

Fee: $15 (includes lunch)

*NOTE: 8th graders MUST be accompanied by an adult 21 or older


Disclaimer: Due to the nature of this conference, tickets are non-transferable. We appreciate your understanding as we work to build this unique college readiness experience.

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2022 Sponsors

AFSME Central Region Office

Ball State University

Eric Dozier

Federal Home Loan Bank

Franklin College

Hanover College

Indianapolis Airport Authority


Marion Co. Public Health Dept.


PNC Bank

Purdue College of Agriculture

Purdue University

State Farm

Taylor University

The Heritage Group

University of Evansville

University of Indianapolis

University of Notre Dame

University of Southern Indiana

Wabash College