CFES is a nonprofit organization based in Essex, NY, that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. Currently, CFES works with 200 schools in 24 states to help its 20,000 students move toward college success. Over the last six years, 96 percent of CFES high school seniors have gone on to college. (CFES)
Education leaders from ten school districts and six colleges across the North Country will participate in a two-day College For Every Student (CFES) “College Connect” workshop February 7-8. Educators will strategize on ways to increase college access and retention rates through roundtable discussions and workshops. Sessions will challenge participants to develop strategies to help low-income youth through K-16 partnerships. Session topics include: Engaging Community Members as Mentors, Helping CFES Scholars Persist, Creating a College Culture in CFES Schools, and Building & Strengthening College Partnerships.
“We want our students to be college savvy – to know the vocabulary, to know how tot pay for college, to have the foundation for college success,” said CFES President & CEO Rick Dalton.
The event will kick off on Thursday, February 7th at 1:00 pm with Keynote Speaker Dr. James Carter, Superintendent of Selma City Schools Emeritus & CFES Board Vice Chair, and conclude the following day with school and college partners meeting to discuss new team approaches, create plans, and set goals.
What: College Connect
When: Thursday & Friday February 7 & 8
Keynote Speaker Dr. James Carter to speak Thursday, February 7 at 1:00 pm
Where: The CFES Center
2303 Main Street (behind the post office) Essex, NY
Who: New York and Vermont K-16 educators, CFES Program Directors & staff