For Immediate Release: Aug.18, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Free College Application and Scholarship Workshop Puts Teens On Track
HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting its annual college application and scholarship workshop from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. The free program is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and teens may RSVP before Sept. 13 by calling 267-4016. Walk-ins are also welcome pending space availability.
The workshop includes one-on-one assistance, information for parents, applications, tips about college life, and scholarship resources. Parents and teens can also learn how to write a college resume, draft a solid cover letter, complete college essays, and submit successful college applications.
“The college application process can be daunting for parents and teens because of the sheer amount of paperwork and deadlines involved,” said Kurt Williams, Recreation Services manager, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This workshop is designed to provide information, resources and support to make the process simpler and less stressful.”
For additional information, call 267-4016 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity reviews issues concerning excellence in education and opportunities for the development of youth in local communities and formulates recommendations to enhance the quality of life for all youth within the city. It is comprised of volunteer student and adult members.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.