The College Planning Conference for Parents and Guardians of Middle and High School Students

We are excited to offer our 2024 Conference on Saturday, May 4 at the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club in the state of Delaware

Our conference theme is FAFSA "It Starts Here". Come meet with College Representatives, learn about the new FAFSA  requirements and different avenues to pay for college, and take advantage of a host of digital and on display college information. 

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 $100,000 in college scholarships.

OUR CONFERENCES ARE ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE

     Conference topics have included:
  • College Scholarships
  • Financial Aid and Seed scholarships
  • Pathways and work based learning
  • College admissions process

SPONSORS & DONORS

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.

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FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

Click the button below to register.

If you have any questions please email admin@holmessmithconsulting.com

Erica Fazio with her parents after the College of Arts & Science undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Erica Fazio with her parents after the College of Arts & Science undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

GET INVOLVED

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!

OUR MISSION

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

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COMMENTS FROM ATTENDEES

“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

GREAT SPEAKERS & EXPERTS

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2024 UPCOMING CONFERENCE 

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AFFORDABLE CONFERENCE

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.