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Free College 101 program offered to Wake high schoolers

Posted September 13, 2012
Updated September 14, 2012

The Wade Edwards Learning Lab in Raleigh will host a free workshop to help parents and students navigate the college application process.

College 101 is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 22, at the lab at 714 St. Mary's St. across from Broughton High School in Raleigh.

Presenter Katherine Turner has been a professor, advisor and administrator at colleges from Texas to South Carolina and has a special interest in first generation and minority student access to higher education. She'll talk about everything from the application process to what college life is like.

Call 919-856-9233, ext. 1 (voicemail) or email foundation@wade.org to RSVP.

WELL was founded by Elizabeth Edwards and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards in honor of their son, Wade, a Broughton student who died in 1996.

The learning lab serves mostly Broughton students because of its location, but its services actually are available to all Wake County high school students. It's open from 2:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offers an open computer lab and study hall, which teens can use to study and get homework done.

Among its other offerings:

Free academic help, tutoring and homework management. You can make an appointment by calling 919-856-9355 or click here for an online tutor request form.

A Wednesday forum series that invites speakers from around the community to talk to students about careers or skills. A list of all the forums this fall are here.

And, this fall, there is an SAT Prep workshop. The first SAT Prep program begins Saturday. Registration is required by 7 p.m. Friday. While most services at WELL are free, this one does have a fee. It's $150 for the three-session program. Scholarships are available. Click here for details. An ACT Prep workshop is in the works.

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