May 24th College Seminar draws 250+ Asian American parents and teens
“We decided to immigrate to America so we can give our children a better education,” was the response of many Asian parents who attended our May 24th College Seminar. More than 250 Asian American parents and teens showed up to learn tips on how to get into college.
Seven speakers from various top Universities discussed the US college admissions process and what it really takes to successfully compete in the college admissions game. They spoke about the importance of youth engaging in community service opportunities and developing core leadership skills, an area where Asian American students are perceived to be lacking according to some college admission surveys. The panelists also discussed the importance of parents’ engagement in their child’s public school education, which included an understanding of issues that can hamper their child’s success like school discipline/juvenile justice, appropriate language access and bullying.
Thanks to our panelists, participating colleges and high schools,
and to Korean Church of Atlanta who served as our host!