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Fort Wayne Community Schools preparing students for life after high school

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21)– Middle and High School students in the Fort Wayne Community schools system can participate in a free program to prepare for life after high school.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a free, four-week program for middle and high school students. During the programs, students can learn more about preparing for college and future careers, understanding financial literacy and developing a well-rounded portfolio.

The school system is offering the program on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Oct. 20, and ending Saturday, Nov. 10, at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center. The center is located at 230 E. Douglas Ave.

Elementary students will attend from 8:30-10 a.m.; middle school students will attend from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and high school students will attend from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Date Elementary School Program Middle School Program High School Program
Oct. 20 Being Responsible Confidence Building Skills for School and Beyond
Oct. 27 Cooperation & Teamwork Goal Setting Making a Game Plan for Higher Education
Nov. 3 Good Citizenship Managing Finances Making a Game Plan for a Career
Nov. 10 Managing Finances Studying Effectively Managing Finances

“We are excited to add elementary schools to this program for the first time,” said Shenita Bolton, K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager. “It is important for students to start thinking about their future from a young age. While they don’t have to choose a specific path, we want them to have the tools to make good decisions. At each level we talk in an age-appropriate way about responsibility, study skills and managing finances. These topics get more specific at the high school level where we explore the processes of applying for colleges and completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications.”

For more information or to sign up for the program, contact the K-12 College and Career Readiness Office at 260.467.7250.

Jacob Burbrink

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