The Detroit Parent Network (DPN) helps Southeastern High School students plan for college by conducting workshops at the school during the school day.
Since September 19, 2018, DPN Theresa Mitchell, has walked students through a process of selecting and analyzing possible college choices that match their career goals, interests and personalities. They take into consideration factors like school size, geographic location and degree programs.
“She told me about October being college month, which was a chance to fill out college applications for free,” said DeAnna Dawson, an SE Senior who completed five applications that month, saving about $150 in application fees.
This is not exclusive to seniors; all students are allowed to attend.
Scholarships are particularly important to seniors graduating in 2019. SE Senior Diamond Gray says “she helped me learn more about college tuition” and Senior De’Asia Freeman says the workshop has helped her locate scholarship opportunities.
Upcoming workshops include Scholarships, College Fit and Match and FAFSA.