This year’s Getting Ready for College Conference will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Richmond Memorial Convention Center at 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond. This free conference is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th graders and their parents throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Students and parents will learn about how to make college a reality by participating in workshops on Personal Statement Writing, How to Be Competitive for College, and Choosing Your Best Fit College. In addition, they will learn about college life from former WCCUSD students, how to pay for college and the Richmond Promise, and get a feel for college.
The event is hosted jointly by the the Ed Fund, City of Richmond, EAOP, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Writer Coach Connection, and the West County College Access Network (WCCAN), a consortium of 25+ organizations dedicated to increasing the number of college-bound students in the district.
Graduating WCCUSD seniors will be eligible for two $500 scholarships that will be raffled off at the end of the conference.
Parents and students are encouraged to attend together, but students may attend without their parents. To register, click here. Registration in advance is preferred but not required.