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!


2022 Workshop Series

Tag, You’re IT!

January 25, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

In our kickoff workshop, Aleanya Moore will share her personal testimony of despite living in a low-income community, limited family support and challenging circumstances, she found a mentor who fostered key character traits that lead her to from a 1.7 GPA to earning a Masters degree with honors distinction.

Speaker: Aleanya Moore (Life Coach, founder of Moore Out of Life Speaks)

Registration Open

Scholarship Search for Scholars

February 22, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

During this session, participants learned how to plan a strategic scholarship search to find and compete for scholarships and what they need to be accomplish in school to maximize their scholarship opportunities.

Speaker: Brianna Membres, Founder of SheEdits LLC

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How to Thrive in Math

March 29, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

This session will allow your student to receive a unique perspective regarding learning, doing, and test taking in math. Students will be separated in break out rooms based on their grade level to learn specific tips and resources to learn and study math.

Speaker(s): Math tutors, Math Teacher, Rose-Hulman College, BDPA

Registration Open

How to Become an Honor Roll Student

April 6, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Benjamin Franklin said “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Having a study plan is one important feature that helps students become high achieving scholars. During this workshop, students will learn effective strategies & tips for studying, time management, and finals preparation and create a useful, personalized schedule.

Speaker: guidance counselors

Registration Closed

Students and Stress Management

April 19, 2022 held virtually from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Most students experience significant amounts of stress, and this stress can take a significant toll on their health, emotional wellbeing and grades. This workshop explains different types of stress and stressors students face, the potential consequences of stress, and practical strategies to manage stress.

Speaker(s): guidance counselor; academic advisor; mental health professional

Registration Closed

Career Exploration Workshop

May 12, 2022  from 6:00PM-7:30PM

This workshop will provide you with resources to explore career interests,  opportunities that align with your identified skills, interests, work values and personality characteristics, and discover college majors that align with specific career choices.

 Speaker(s): Guidance Counselor; academic advisor

Registration Closed

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

June 15, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center, “African Americans only represent 9% of STEM workforce?” 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 Black STEM Professionals to learn about the careers in STEM. Did you know 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!

 Speaker(s): Minority Engineering Program (Purdue), Black Data Processors Association

Registration Closed

The Importance of an Internship

July 13, 2022  from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Interns are expected to demonstrate professional behavior at all times during the internship experience. During this workshop, students will learn what an internship is, its importance to their future career, basic business decorum and the CLD Internship and Career Readiness Program.

Speaker: CLD Program Coordinator-Internship and Mentoring; academic advisor; internship host site partner.

Registration Closed

Effective Scholarship and Admission Essays

July 26, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

This workshop guides participants through preparing and revising a successful college admission or scholarship essay. During the workshop, you will receive guidelines of the essay requirements and how to craft a compelling and concise essay.

Speaker: College partner admissions counselors, Marian Writing Center

Registration Closed

College Application Process

August 10, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Preparing for college has quite a few vital steps that have serious time restraints. When should you apply to college? What are the main segments of the college application? When should you schedule a campus visit? This session will provide you the opportunity to speak with a college admissions counselor who will guide you on completing online college applications.

Speaker: College partner admissions counselors, college recruiters

Registration Closed

Private High School Application Process

September 7, 2022 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will be hosting an information session that inform participants of the process to apply for private high schools including, but not limited to: interviews, entrance exams, and application process. Staff will also discuss resources and strategies of how to be a successful student. Participants will also receive information about scholarships through CLD’s private high school partners.

Speaker(s): Private high school partners

Registration Closed

Financial Aid 101

October 22, 2022  from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Would you like to learn more about scholarship opportunities for your student? How can you decide on the most appropriate financial aid package at the school of your choice? This workshop will highlight the many components of the college financial process.

Speaker(s): INvestEd

Registration Closed

HBCU Experience

November 10, 2022  from 6:00PM-7:30PM

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.

Speaker(s): HBCU alumni; panel discussion

Registration Closed

Financial Literacy

December 7, 2022  from 6:00PM-7:30PM

This workshop will provide information pertaining to managing financial responsibilities as a youth and what steps can be taken to implement a successful start to a lifetime of financial planning and management.

Speaker(s): CLD Banking Partner

Registration Closed