Destino Universidad: Free Online EventsPosted: February 14, 2013 | |
The College Board, a leading education nonprofit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, in collaboration with CollegeWeekLive, a leading provider of virtual college admissions events, is pleased to announce a series of five free online town halls called Destino Universidad (Destination: College) designed to help Hispanic students and their families to prepare, pay for and successfully complete college.
These online bilingual events will take place on Tuesday, February 26th, Thursday, March 14th, Tuesday, April 16th, Thursday, May 2nd, and Wednesday, June 12th and will provide access to college admissions advice through streaming video presentations and live chat. The online events will address higher education topics of special relevance to Hispanic families who may not have experience with the college application process or may not be aware of college financing options. Students and their families are invited to login in to participate in the first event on Tuesday February 26th beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern.
“Our goal is to help Hispanic students and their parents understand the process for getting accepted and admitted to college, and what steps are needed to earn a degree,” said Peter Negroni, senior vice president at the College Board. “Extending our successful town hall series virtually through CollegeWeekLive will ensure that more students have easy access to information on college admission procedures, financial aid, and course planning.”
Destino Universidad, or Destination College, is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts, community-based organizations and media outlets to provide Hispanic families with college planning resources that promote a college-going culture. As a leading College Board media partner, Univisión will be creating awareness of this series through various promotional channels tied to its education campaign Es el momento. By leveraging CollegeWeekLive’s market-leading virtual admissions event platform, the College Board is able to extend its reach to many more families with live presentations than ever before. The agenda for the February 26th online town hall will feature simultaneous presentations in Spanish and English.