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Thursday, May 31, 2012

FREE College Changes Everything conference is July 12

The College Changes Everything Conference is coming soon, and it can change how YOU can help bring your youth to college (and graduate!).

This FREE conference is on Thursday, July 12. It starts at 8am and runs until 3:30pm, with free continental breakfast and lunch. The event takes place at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

According to the conference's web page:

Attend this one day conference that focuses on effective practices and showcases resources available to help with college access and increasing college completion. The conference brings together a diverse audience from across the state: college access practitioners; high school leaders, counselors and case managers; college and university leaders and administrators; and policymakers interested in higher education.

Sessions presented by state and national leaders will provide purposeful information and engage the audience in thoughtful discussions on the serious issues we face, such as:
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Retention Success
  • Skill Sets for 21st Century Jobs
  • Expanding Students Pursuit of STEM Fields
  • Dual Credit and Dual Degree Programs
  • Remediation Success
  • Common Core Standards and College Access
  • And more

  • The forum will include time for sharing best practices with peers to help participants walk away with plans for moving their access and completion efforts forward. Come ready to share and learn.

Registration has already started, and you should go ahead and click on this link to register. Last Year, registration closed weeks before the conference, so time is of the essence..

Click here for more information on the conference.

This event is sponsored by KnowHow2GoIllinois and organized by

If you are not able to go to the conference, or would like personalized coaching for your staff, Do-Gooder Consulting can help provide it. We specialize in helping youth ministries integrate this information with their theological framework. Contact us at for more information.