College Preparation and Affordability
The “right” college for your child is one to which he or she is admissible, is adaptable to their needs and affordable, even in this economic climate. Too many times, parents believe that the more expensive a school is or the better known a school is, the better it will be for their college-going youth. Many parents further believe that getting the right education for their child will mean an agreement to take loans of over $175,000 for college.
This could not be further from the truth! There are very great and top schools available if we can just get past not having heard about those more affordable schools and instead teach our youth that it’s more important that we can: 1) save our retirement funds and still afford their education while they can get the hands-on experience to succeed in life and 2) that the school promotes the student values and behaviors needed for success.
NEW! Watch this video by Deacon Wilson on How to Help Pay for College:
The 2014 College Admissions Support season will kick off in September and sessions are held almost every Sunday. These sessions are open to the community, and we do appreciate an RSVP to be sure we have enough handouts. A suggested donation of $5 per session is requested to cover our costs, but even if you cannot donate, you are welcome to attend. To be the first to receive the schedule, please sign up on our email list by clicking HERE.
Most sessions are held in the West Angeles Youth Center, 3010 Crenshaw, at the corner of 30th and Crenshaw.
From the SF Valley: We are 1/3 mile south of the 10 Freeway on Crenshaw. The large lot is across from our Youth Center.
From Long Beach: Take the Harbor Freeway and exit at 37th/Exposition. Follow Exposition to Crenshaw and turn RIGHT. Pass Jefferson and look to the right -- 30th is the next street. Park in the large lot near the Youth Center.
Examples of topics from our first session:
If you have any questions, please call John Wilson at (323) 733-8300 Ext. 2628 for more information.
Our Three Favorite Colleges!
Watch this video by director Deacon John Wilson talking about his three favorite colleges.