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posted: 2/6/2014 1:11 PM

Elgin library hosts seminar for parents of kids going on to college

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Submitted by Renz Center

Parents are invited to learn about the important role they play in helping their student prepare for a successful experience in higher education from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The priority of school work, financial aid and cultural perceptions of education will be topics of discussion. Plenty of time will be dedicated to questions from the audience as well.

The presenter is Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of the Youth Leadership Academy, a nonprofit organization serving students in the community who wish to gain access to a college education. She has a professional background in college admissions, is a certified FAFSA expert by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and has been working with young people for more than 20 years.

The event will be in the Elgin Room in Gail Borden Public Library and is sponsored by Elgin Area School District U-46, Renz Center, Youth Leadership Academy and Gail Borden Public Library. For more information, call Ricardo Gasca at (847) 742-3545, ext. 264.

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