ISAC, Your Family, and Education

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Location: Illinois Central College - North Campus

Phone: 800-899-4722 extension 3843

Email: isac.outreach@isac.illinois.gov

Link: http://www.isac.org/corps/events/family-events.html

Event Description

March 4, 2013 Updated Mar 4, 2013 at 12:50 PM CDT

Higher education plays a crucial and important role in each of our
communities. But planning and understanding college doesn’t begin before entering an institution on day one. College is a lifelong commitment and benefit that can begin at any age and for all families.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is hosting “ISAC, Your Family, and Education: Start the conversation about college today.” This event will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 9:30 AM at Illinois Central College - North Campus. In Illinois and across the nation those who obtain an education beyond high school see a significant impact on their potential career prospects and future salary, but also change levels of poverty, life expectancy, crime and obesity rates in their communities. Illinois has set a goal to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025. The purpose of the roadshow is for families to realize that college is possible. In order to do this, they need to know what resources are available to them in the community (the Corps), and at the state and federal levels. They will also be introduced to the resources available to them through their state agency, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).
Parents will learn the process that their student will go through as they prepare for and enter college and where to turn if they have questions or need assistance. They will also learn from other parents that have gone through the process what challenges that they faced in their journey with their student. All students, regardless of age, will participate in activities designed to spark their creative and artistic ability and get them thinking about their future aspirations.
To register for the event at Illinois Central College - North Campus please visit www.isac.org or call 800.899.4722.

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