Kyra Stone, a 2011 high school graduate majoring in Business Entrepreneurship at Boise State University in Idaho shares, “Deciding to be a part of the college preparation program was one of the best decisions I made. I couldn't have asked for a better and more personal experience. Not only was Emily Wexler an extreme help, she was a complete relief in stressful and frustrating times. Emily helped me with decisions such as finding what school was right for me, answering questions on how to fill out a scholarship correctly, and even helping me figure out what classes and tests I needed to take in order to succeed.”
“My parents never went to college so they don't really know how college works. This program is great for all high school students who need help with college stuff. It's very frustrating when you don't know the answer to a question and you don' t know what to do. Getting help from the College Preparation Program makes everything easier.” – Gaby
“The College Preparation Program helped me so much with just being there to help by explaining and showing to me what I needed to do. It made the whole college process so much less stressful. I got all my college applications out and away quickly and easily with very little stress and have been accepted to all the schools I applied to. And, I am about 92% sure that I would like to attend CSU Sonoma come fall where I was also accepted into their EOP (Educational Opportunity Program)!” - Amber
“The college grant planning program is amazing. Over the past year Emily has helped me as much as she possibly could. It helped me every step of the way. It especially helped when it came time to start filling out my FASFA. I would recommend this program to all college bound juniors.” - Rory
“The College Planning Grant has helped me fill out applications for colleges and for the FAFSA. This has helped me fill them out on time and to get it finished. Thanks to this program I have already been accepted to three colleges.” - Shivani
“Senior year is the most important year in High School for obvious reasons. Being a senior is not easy. Students have to apply for to college, for scholarships and financial aid on top of schoolwork. This all becomes overwhelming to many seniors. Thankfully I went through the College Grant Program with Emily Wexler. The program helped in the way of staying on top of everything. Getting applications in on time as well as educating me on the many types of financial aid. Going through this program allowed my senior year to become less stressful and more enjoyable.” - Angel
“College Planning Grant Program is a great program that helped me in many ways. It helped me out to plan my last year of high school, it also help me out to accomplish my SAT Tests on time, and to search for scholarships. The most important thing it helped out was to fill out college applications; I was able to summit my application on time and thankfully I got accepted. I am currently attending San Francisco State University.” - Ana
College Preparation Program
It is not too late to take advantage of Learning Bridge’s rigorous program for four-year college bound students. The program begins with an introductory workshop offered from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Boys & Girls Club in Kings Beach. The workshop is free to all students entering their senior year of high school. Participants will review their senior year calendar, the college application timeline, learn about financial aid basics and complete eighty percent of their CSU application during the workshop. Registered students will also receive extensive services including personal monitoring of applications, essay coaching, scholarship and financial aid document help and coaching in all aspects of the college and financial aid process throughout 2012.
“Learning Bridge’s sliding scale offers higher income families an excellent value in college prep services. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, receive the same services at no cost and families in the middle invest a few hundred for an outstanding program. No one should be left out,” explains Wexler. All interested seniors can register at plazatruckeetahoe.org/programs and interested sophomores and juniors can contact Learning Bridge online or by calling (530) 426-3225 to begin planning for college.
About Learning Bridge
Learning Bridge of the Sierra provides educational opportunities as a pathway to a better life and greater economic success for Tahoe Truckee adults and teens through two primary programs, adult education and college preparation. All of the adult literacy and computer classes are available in English and Spanish. Programs are available to the entire community on a sliding scale based on financial need and donations are always appreciated. A new website (www.learningbridgesierra.org) will soon replace www.plazatruckeetahoe.org. For more information call (530) 426-3225.