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High school learning lab hosts programs aimed at college bound high schoolers; seeks volunteers

Posted November 5, 2013
Updated November 7, 2013

The WELL, a center for Wake County high schoolers, has a busy November planned with test prep and college information sessions.

Here's what's scheduled, with program descriptions courtesy of the Wade Edwards Learning Lab, which is across the street from Broughton High School in Raleigh:

  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 14: College 101. Jenny Peacock of William Peace University will discuss what you need to do now to plan for, apply to and pay for college. This is useful and important information for students of all grades, parents and anyone who works with youth. RSVP encouraged at 919-856-9233, ext 102, or
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 12, Nov. 13, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. ACT Test Prep. Get practice and be prepared for the exam. Cost is $150, scholarships available. A test prep book is included. Register at
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 23. SAT Test Prep Boot Camp. Want to prepare for the SAT all in one day? Hosted by the WELL in partnership with Raleigh Tutoring. $150, limited full scholarships available. Register at 919-781-8963 or

The learning lab also will dedicate space in its computer lab to work on online college applications during the North Carolina College Application Week, which is Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. Staff and computers will be available for students from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, of that week. During the week, there will be some opportunities for fee waivers.

Also ... the lab's leaders tell me that they are looking for more volunteer tutors to help high school students with their academic work. Right now, the lab has a waitlist of students seeking help. Volunteers typically come from the community or are students from area colleges. Appointments are made based on availability and areas of expertise and continue for as long as the student needs assistance. This is a great way to have an impact on an individual. 

For more information, call 919-856-9355.


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