TN Path to College Events

TN College Application & Exploration Month

As you begin to plan your College Application and Exploration Month, tailor the events to the needs of your school. From the timing of events to the location, work with your school’s administrators and teachers to plan an event that works best for your school and students.

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Overview

The month of September is designated as TN College Application & Exploration Month in Tennessee. The goal of this event is to build excitement and knowledge around the college application process at all grade-levels and provide every graduating senior with an opportunity to apply to college. Activities for younger students should focus on college and career exploration. TN Path to College resources help schools plan events for each week of the month: Imagine Your Future, Prepare to Apply, Apply, and I Applied, Now What?

Event Resources

Social Media and Outreach

Reaching out to local media is a wonderful way to increase community awareness of and involvement in college access work. Path to College events are a positive reflection of work happening in your community and inviting the media will shine a spotlight on the work you’re doing through the program. Likewise, social media outlets will allow you to spread the word about your events quickly at no cost.

Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers provide several benefits to your Path to College Events. They can ensure that students sign in to your event, that students and families are directed to the correct locations, and help support students in key tasks like filling out a college application or a FAFSA. In addition to manpower, volunteer involvement provides your students and families with a sense of community support that is a key ingredient to a thriving college-going culture. When students see a volunteer from a local business or higher education institution who is taking time from their day to help with a Path to College event, it sends a message that the community cares about student success.

 

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