The College Planning Conference for Parents and Guardians
We will be replacing this year’s conference with “Drive Thru College Fairs” at three Boys & Girls Club locations throughout the state of Delaware. Come meet with College Representatives and learn how to pay for college while maintaining social distancing. Please see below links for details.
To prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, the next conference will be in 2021. More details to come.
We will continue with the scholarship application process so we can award scholarships to deserving students for the Fall Semester. ** The deadline for scholarship applications have been extended to April 12th. **
OUR CONFERENCES ARE ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE
This one-day, yearly conference offers a broad range of interactive workshops covering a variety of topics — presented by well-selected groups of college planners, counselors, and financial aid experts.
Students whose parents attend the conference have received over $40,000 in college scholarships.
Conference topics have included:
- College Cost Management
- College Scholarships
- Financial Aid
- College Admissions Criteria
- Managing Athletes
- Helping a Child with a Learning Disability
- SAT/ACT Prep
- Responsible borrowing of College Loan
This conference works because corporate donors and private sponsors see the value in helping parents/guardians prepare their children for college and careers. As a sponsor, you will demonstrate your strong support and commitment for education. Take part of this meaningful event and experience a sense of pride in supporting parents/guardians and students.
Whether your participation in this conference involves registering and attending, presenting, donating, or sponsoring, all are invited to take part in this fun, informative one-day event. We can’t wait to see you at the Annual Parents and Guardians College Planning Conference!
FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
No Registration required for this year's Drive Thru College Fairs
Scholarships are awarded to the high school students and current college students of conference attendees, courtesy of participating businesses and individual donors. To be considered for one of these scholarships, please fill out an application form.
As a 501 c3 non-for-profit event, the conference relies on the support of established members of the regional business community. No matter the level of support, there is a tier for your business, and all are gratefully welcomed. Please click below for more information.
To provide parents and guardians with the resources to plan, organize, and help their children navigate through the college planning process.
How We Run Our Conference
We believe that parents make the difference in their children’s motivation and interest in attending and graduating from college.
Once parents/guardians arrive at the conference, they are treated like important guests – receiving breakfast and lunch, a chance to visit with exhibitors and conference sponsors, win raffle prizes and attend college planning workshops.
Our speakers will answer your unique and burning questions about preparing your child for college.
Who Attends Our Conferences?
Parents and Guardians of Middle and High School Students
“Great conference overall. Wealth of essential information” — Attendee 1
“These were great topics. I most appreciated that this conference brings parents AND students together to plan for college” — Attendee 2
“Enjoyed the interactive nature of the breakout sessions. Speakers were knowledgeable and encouraged discussion” — Attendee 3
2021 UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Registration starts on March 30, 2021!
Whether you’re a parent or guardian in search of important college planning information, or a business interested in a sponsorship with an established non-profit community event, we welcome you to join us in May for the next Annual Parents and Guardians College Planning Conference.