The aim of the conference as a whole is to help those who work with youth (and adults) get them to college, and to connect resources together to help our whole state improve our college graduation rates.
There is a cost (see the announcement below). Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Here is the official announcement:
2014 Illinois CAN Summer Conference on August 6th
Good afternoon, colleagues. The 2014 Conference will be at North Park University, with the usual light breakfast at 8am and program starting at 8:30. Lunch will be served and the conference will conclude at 2pm.Interest sessions will include
At lunch, our keynote speaker will be Courtney Logan, attorney and author of "Shaped by Fire: My Escape from Poverty's Pit." Mr. Logan will speak of his youth in East St.Louis and how one of our members (Associated Colleges of Illinois) assisted him through its College Readiness Program.
- Financial literacy for students, with special emphasis on college loan debt
- Mentoring students through their college years
- Testing update from ACT and The College Board: a collaborative presentation
- Transitioning to higher education for students with special needs
- Marketing for non-profits: institutional advancement
- Social media as a marketing tool: for students and for organizational visibility
The conference fee is $50 for Illinois CAN members and $100 for non-members. Annual memberships ($75 for individuals, $150 for organizations) can be paid (check or cash) and the discounted fee will be applied at the conference. Please let me know if you need a copy of the Network application and a list of the member categories and accompanying fees
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks, by Mike Dessimoz & Leslie Millenson
9:15 – 10:15am Break-out Sessions:
10:30 – 11:30am Break-out Sessions:
11:45 – 12:45pm Break-out Sessions:
12:45 – 2:00pm Lunch& Keynote Presentation by Courtney Logan:
"Shaped by Fire: My Escape from Poverty's Pit."
For more information, go to the Illinois College Access Network website.
If you are at the conference, please come to see JP Paulus. If you don't see him, call or text 872-222-8008.
We look forward to seeing you!