Programs

WORKSHOP SERIES

WORKSHOP SERIES

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop series geared towards helping students and their families prepare to reach goals of educational excellence and career achievement. Sessions are free and open to the public, and attendance at all workshops is not required. Register today and refer-a-friend!

 

Upcoming Workshops


College Readiness Initiative

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (Virtual -Zoom link will be provided once you register for the workshop)

The Center for Leadership Development, College Prep Institute in collaboration with Eastern Star Church presents a College Readiness Initiative. The purpose of this one-day event is to provide college prep information for 9th -12th grade students in the Indianapolis area. Participants will gain college and career knowledge and skills to support their college admission, persistence and graduation.

Program:

Welcome: 10:00 – 10:15

{Session 1} 10:15 – 10:45: Are you reacting or responding? Check your character by Rhyan Smith

{Session 2} 10:45 – 11:15: Financing your Education: Financial Aid – Invested

{Session 3} 11:15 – 11:45: College Admission, Persistence, and Graduation: College Partners, Marian, ISU, Ball State, Anderson, IUPUI, Butler, Purdue, and others

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP

2021 Workshop Series


Financial Aid

January 12, 2021

The moment has arrived; your child has been accepted to their dream school at a price tag of 45,000 a year. Your tears of joy are quickly replaced by financial worry and stress. How are we going to pay for your student’s tuition? What is your responsibility? This session will help participants understand FAFSA, scholarship stacking (tuition based), parent plus loans, state-based aid, and how to financially plan for a child’s dream school.

Register Here

HBCU Experience

February 16, 2021 

Are you interested in attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU)? Join us for an informative session for both students and parents regarding the value of attending an HBCU! During the workshop, participants will be provided the opportunity to ask a panel about their experiences with attending an HBCU and how these experiences have assisted them in accomplishing their professional goals.

Speakers include: HBCU Alumni

Register Here

 

Private High School Application Process

March 9, 2021 

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will be hosting a workshop that inform participants of the process to apply for private high schools including but not limited to interviews, entrance exams, and building relationships. Participants will also receive information about scholarships through CLD’s private high school partners.

Speakers include: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Cathedral High School, International School of Indiana, Park Tudor and University High School

Register Here

 

College Life 101

March 25, 2021

When should your student begin their college readiness journey? What critical tasks need to be completed before your student enrolls into a college? This interactive webinar will provide insight to participants on how to appropriately prepare for college whole in high school, beginning in ninth grade and concluding in twelfth grade. Parents and students will be equipped with tools and resources to plan for college admissions, persistence, and graduation.

Speakers include: Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson

Register Here

 

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math?

April 10, 2021 

Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center, “African Americans only represent 9% of STEM workforce?” African American students who are interested in STEM need exposure to these subjects in order to cultivate their skills and knowledge. During this workshop, participants will receive the opportunity to interact with local STEM organizations and hear about their upcoming opportunities.

Speakers include: Minority Engineering Program (Purdue University), Rose-Hulman School of Engineering and the Girls STEM Institute

Register Here

Reclaiming our Mental Health and Well-Being

May 12, 2021 

We are in an unprecedented time of sudden social distancing, suspension of normal school attendance, restriction of play and sports, and fear of succumbing to a deadly disease that is affecting African Americans and Latino Americans more than other groups. These conditions alone are facilitating a rise in domestic conflict, child abuse and neglect, anxiety, and depression. We are also witnessing a rise in depression and anxiety even for those with “stable” or “normal” mental health and well-being. In spite of all there is hope. We can reclaim our mental health and well-being by maintain our cultural identity, developing resilience, reducing expose to toxic media images, monitoring excessive technology use, and adhering to proven healthy practices.

Speakers include: Dr. Joseph Smedley

Registration Coming Soon

Champion Project: College Prep Like a Champion

July 15, 2021

This workshop delivers a comprehensive 3 step blueprint for creating breath-taking college applications. During this event, CLD Alumna and founder of The Champion Project, Leila Champion reveals the proven framework that her college prep organization uses to break down barriers and drive college acceptances. This framework allowed for Leila to gain acceptance into over 40 colleges and universities, many of them being ranked as some of the most prestigious institutions in the world and students have been able to follow in her footsteps following her methods. Join us so you too can implement her strategies and gain admission into your dream school!

Speakers include: Leila Champion

Registration Coming Soon

 

Financial Aid

August 12, 2021

The moment has arrived; your child has been accepted to their dream school at a price tag of 45,000 a year. Your tears of joy are quickly replaced by financial worry and stress. How are we going to pay for your student’s tuition? What is your responsibility? This session will help participants understand FAFSA, scholarship stacking (tuition based), parent plus loans, state-based aid, and how to financially plan for a child’s dream school.

Registration Coming Soon

 

Private High School Application Process

August 26, 2021 

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will be hosting a workshop that inform participants of the process to apply for private high schools including but not limited to interviews, entrance exams, and building relationships. Participants will also receive information about scholarships through CLD’s private high school partners.

Speakers include: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Cathedral High School, International School of Indiana, Park Tudor and University High School

Registration Coming Soon

 

Champion Project: College Prep Like a Champion

September 16, 2021

This workshop delivers a comprehensive 3 step blueprint for creating breath-taking college applications. During this event, CLD Alumna and founder of The Champion Project, Leila Champion reveals the proven framework that her college prep organization uses to break down barriers and drive college acceptances. This framework allowed for Leila to gain acceptance into over 40 colleges and universities, many of them being ranked as some of the most prestigious institutions in the world and students have been able to follow in her footsteps following her methods. Join us so you too can implement her strategies and gain admission into your dream school!

Speakers include: Leila Champion

Registration Coming Soon

 

College Life 101

September 30, 2021

When should your student begin their college readiness journey? What critical tasks need to be completed before your student enrolls into a college? This interactive webinar will provide insight to participants on how to appropriately prepare for college whole in high school, beginning in ninth grade and concluding in twelfth grade. Parents and students will be equipped with tools and resources to plan for college admissions, persistence, and graduation.

Speakers include: Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson

Registration Coming Soon

 

Reclaiming our Mental Health and Well-Being

October 7, 2021 

We are in an unprecedented time of sudden social distancing, suspension of normal school attendance, restriction of play and sports, and fear of succumbing to a deadly disease that is affecting African Americans and Latino Americans more than other groups. These conditions alone are facilitating a rise in domestic conflict, child abuse and neglect, anxiety, and depression. We are also witnessing a rise in depression and anxiety even for those with “stable” or “normal” mental health and well-being. In spite of all there is hope. We can reclaim our mental health and well-being by maintain our cultural identity, developing resilience, reducing expose to toxic media images, monitoring excessive technology use, and adhering to proven healthy practices.

Speakers include: Dr. Joseph Smedley

Registration Coming Soon

 

HBCU Experience

October 21, 2021 

Are you interested in attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU)? Join us for an informative session for both students and parents regarding the value of attending an HBCU! During the workshop, participants will be provided the opportunity to ask a panel about their experiences with attending an HBCU and how these experiences have assisted them in accomplishing their professional goals.

Speakers include: HBCU Alumni

Registration Coming Soon

 

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math?

November 6, 2021 

Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center, “African Americans only represent 9% of STEM workforce?” African American students who are interested in STEM need exposure to these subjects in order to cultivate their skills and knowledge. During this workshop, participants will receive the opportunity to interact with local STEM organizations and hear about their upcoming opportunities.

Speakers include: Minority Engineering Program (Purdue University), Rose-Hulman School of Engineering and the Girls STEM Institute

Registration Coming Soon