Thursday, April 24 12:00 – 1:00 pm $5 lunch optional PEF Volunteer Coordinator Kate Skonberg will help participants learn how strategic volunteering can help students set themselves apart from the crowd. It’s a competitive world, but through volunteering, students can gain valuable job skills, become eligible for scholarships, build career networks, and grow as a person. Attendees will learn specific ways to find service learning and volunteer opportunities in Chattanooga and techniques toward maximizing each opportunity. This session is held at the PEF offices at 100 E. 10th Street; parking information is included in your registration confirmation email.
Tuesday, May 20 12:00 – 1:00 pm $5 lunch optional Many parents are often frustrated at the lack of support for their students who may have special circumstances and challenges when it comes to their disability/difference. However, there are many resources beyond high school that can help students transition into the world of post-secondary learning. Whether your student is gifted, has a learning difference, or physical challenge, colleges have stepped up the plate to offer assistance in many areas, including tutoring in various subjects, preparing for tests, developing effective study skills, writing assignments, choosing a career, changing your major and using the library. This session is held at the PEF offices at 100 E. 10th Street; parking information is included in your registration confirmation email.
Through our SOAR initiative (Student Opportunities, Access and Retention) we help boost college completion rates for Hamilton County students who enroll in Chattanooga State Community College with plans to continue on to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree. The PEF SOAR Program provides its participants with the academic resources needed to attain their educational and professional goals. The Program seeks to enhance students’ collegiate and learning experience by developing them as students, leaders, and future professionals.
Our Camp College initiative helps rising seniors from Hamilton County with the college application and financial aid process. Our students work with dedicated college admissions counselors from across the country on various parts of the admissions process – we deeply appreciate your expertise and enthusiasm!
Camp College faculty will work with students during a 2 ½ day college planning retreat at Sewanee: The University of the South. Faculty will arrive on Wednesday, July 16 and depart Saturday, July 19.
This year, Camp College faculty will pay $100 to cover room, board, and materials for the conference. Payment details follow the registration form.