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!

21st Century Scholars Sign-Up

January 15, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Vanguard Collegiate

The 21st Century Scholarship is an Indiana scholarship opportunity that “provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college and university in Indiana.” Students who are residents of Indiana are eligible to apply in 7th and 8th grade are expected to complete their grade level requirements. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity begin the process of applying for the 21st Century Scholarship while also gaining more information on the requirements and benefits on this scholarship. In partnership with Vanguard Collegiate.

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

February 8, 2020 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University

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

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HBCU Experience

February 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Center for Leadership Development

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

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Private High School Application Process

June 18, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom

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.

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College Prep Like a Champion

July 23, 2020 at 6:00pm via Zoom

College Prep Like A Champion delivers a comprehensive 3 step blueprint for creating breath-taking college applications. In this webinar, CLD Alumna and Founder of The Champion Project Leila Champion reveals the exact 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!

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College Life 101

July 30, 2020 at 6:00pm via Zoom

This interactive workshop will provide insights to participants on how to apply, persist, and graduate successfully  from college. Topics will cover the application process, choose the best college fit, life on a college campus, extra-curricular activities and available resources.

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Reclaiming our Mental Health and Well-Being: Strategies for Overcoming Racial Trauma and Health Care Disparities

October 29, 2020 at 6:00pm via Zoom presented by Joseph W. Smedley, Ph.D., LMHC

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 maintaining our cultural identity, developing resilience, reducing exposure to toxic media images, monitoring excessive technology use, and adhering to proven healthy practices.

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