Multicultural Conference & College Fair






 

Key Information for Students/Parents, College Admissions Professionals, School and CBO Counselors and Diversity Directors

  • When: Saturday October 19, 2019
  • Host: Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382
  • Location: Twenty-five miles west of Philadelphia, fifteen miles north of Wilmington
  • Invited:  Students and parents from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as their allies from more than 100 independent schools, charter schools, and community based organizations.
  • Directions: click here.
  • Cost:  No charge for high school students, parents, guardians, or high school/CBO personnel.
  • Local Accommodations: click here.


Program:

8:00 - 8:45 amRegistration opens and continues throughout the day
9:00am - 10:00amConference Workshops: Session #1
10:15am - 11:15pmConference Workshops: Session #2
11:30am - 1:10pmLunch
12:45 pm - 1:45pmConference Assembly: Keynote and Panel Discussion. Keynote Speaker: Dr. José Antonio Bowen, Past President of Goucher College.
1:45 pm - 4:00pmCollege Fair in the Westtown School Field House

Conference Workshops will be led by admissions professionals, college counselors, young alumni enrolled in college, and students. The list of topics is tentative but will likely include:

  • Launching Your College Search
  • The Application Process: forms, essays, supplements
  • Student Activism in High School and College
  • Checking the Box: Identification of Race and Ethnicity
  • Paying For College: Financial Aid and Scholarships

 


Join the conversation about the future of the college landscape and how best to serve our students in a world of dynamic changes.

How do we prepare diverse students to lead conversations on diversity, access, and inclusion? How are allies formed and systems of support put in place? How do colleges live out their mission on campus?

For more than 300 years, Friends schools have been recognized for outstanding college preparatory academics and are known for embracing the diversity of cultures and religions in their communities.

The purpose of the conference and college fair, a tradition at Westtown since 2005, is to:

  • Educate families about the aspects of the college planning and admission process that apply specifically to them.
  • Expose families to a wider range of colleges and universities.
  • Provide a networking and relationship-building opportunity for students and admissions professionals.
  • Reduce the social isolation experienced by students of color at predominately white institutions.
  • Provide parents with valuable financial aid and planning information.

 



Independent School Multicultural Conference and College Fair

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