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Oct 16, 2013 12:12 AM by Jacquelyn Abad

Learn about college at "Parent University"

TUCSON - The Tucson Unified School District and Pima Community College will be hosting "Parent University" on Saturday, Oct. 19 to educate kids and families on higher education.

This event will be going on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCC's West Campus, 2202 E. Anklam Rd.

This is the first year, "Parent University "will be held on a college campus and the theme will be "Changing Lives, Building Community."

More than 600 students and parents have already pre-registered for the program to learn about the process of going to college. This program is geared towards children from kindergarten through the 12th grade and their families.

"Parent University" will include more than 10 different workshops which include financial aid, helping exceptional students transition to college, preparing for college, and becoming a student athlete.

For children between 6 -10, there will be Kids Kollege, which is designed to engage them in fun activities to encourage them about college.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the keynote speakers will start at 9:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

"The event is the epitome of bringing parents and students together under the umbrella of seeking opportunities for higher education, "said Jim Fisher, director of student equity and intervention.

For more information or to register click here.

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