Information Session at Westminster with UChicago, Purdue, Georgia Tech, and UGA

Information Session at Westminster with UChicago, Purdue, Georgia Tech, and UGA

Join admissions representatives from the University of Chicago, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia for an information session for prospective students and their families. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to speak informally with admissions representatives. Please feel free to bring your friends and family!

Register Here

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 06:30 PM until 08:30 PM

Westminster Schools
Pressly Hall
1424 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
United States
The information session will take place in Pressly Hall. A map of the Westminster Schools’ campus can be found here.


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The Semesters Schools-An Opportunity for Juniors

Representatives from the School of Ethics and Global Leadership and the High Mountain Institute will inform you about your chance to explore and learn with high school students from around the world.

The application process begins sophomore year.

Monday, November 5, 2018
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
The Lovett School
Middle School Building, Multi-Purpose Room
4075 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership is located in Washington, DC.

School for Ethics and Global Leadership
Please take a moment to visit their website and watch a video about this experience.


High Mountain Institute

The High Mountain Institute is located in Leadville, CO.
Please take a moment to visit their website and watch a video about this experience.

Please click here to register and confirm your attendance.

Breakthrough Atlanta cordially invites you and your family to learn more about an amazing opportunity to experience semester school, during your junior year of high school. The application process begins sophomore year.

The Semester Schools Network represents 13 schools offering semester-length educational opportunities for talented high school students. Students leave their home schools behind to attend our semester programs, returning with academic credit, out-of-classroom experiences, and a whole new worldview. We have enrolled thousands of students from hundreds of high schools across the U.S. and world. Choose from semester schools located in big cities, small towns, mountains, forests, coasts and more.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Yale Young Global Scholars Program


The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together students from around the world for two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven. Additionally, YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century will be administered by Yale Center Beijing and takes place in Beijing, China.

We’re thrilled to be expanding to nine sessions this year, featuring two inaugural humanities sessions: Creative Arts & Media and Literature, Philosophy, & Culture. We’re also offering an additional session of Politics, Law, & Economics due to popular demand. View all our sessions, including STEM opportunities, on our website:

YYGS encourages students with demonstrated need to apply for our generous financial aid opportunities. In 2018, YYGS distributed over $2.3M in need-based financial aid, and over 10% of matriculated students received full tuition waivers.

Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply online today. The application deadline is February 6, 2019, and more information is available here:

Drew University on the Road!

Drew University on the Road!

Come and hear first hand about New Jersey’s only national liberal arts college located in beautiful Madison, NJ — a 47-minute train ride to New York City.  Come to meet Drew faculty, staff and students and connect with alumni in your area.  We hope to see you “on the road.”

Presenters: Chris Teare, Senior Associate Director of Independent School and Counselor Relations, Drew University
Christopher Teare | Sr Assoc Dir of Admissions | Admissions – College of Liberal Arts
Drew University | 36 Madison Ave | MadisonNJ 07940
wk: 973-408-3221 or m: 340-626-8999 | @DrewUniversity

When: Monday Oct 29, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Register to Attend

Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House October 27th

Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House October 27th


Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Georgia TechHigh school students can get an up-close look at the innovative and exciting world of biotechnology through hands-on demos, tours of state-of-the-art labs, and seminars…all hosted by Georgia Tech’s biotech graduate students.

Complimentary Registration Required
Opening Monday, October 1!



Some of the Demos:

  • Stem Cell Plinko
  • Acids and Bases
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • DNA Extractions
  • Eye Anatomy
  • Tiny Particles, Big Impact
  • Cardiovascular Systems
  • Plankton Lab
  • Eye Anatomy

…and SO much more!


  • Take tours of GT’s state-of-the-art biotech laboratories
  • Talk with graduate student organizers about GT and biotechnology
  • Attend topic-focused seminars, such as Gene Editing and Biomaterials
  • Parents and teachers welcome!
  • School groups must provide 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students
  • NOTE: maximum of 40 students per school group or organization


What is Barnard Bound?

Barnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who will be high school seniors in Fall 2018 and self-identify as students of color (which we define as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds), especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit. Due to limited funding, Barnard Bound is only open to students currently residing within the continental U.S.

During this two day overnight program, students will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of New York City and Morningside Heights, while getting a full perspective of life as a potential Barnard student. Participants will stay overnight on campus with a current student host within the residence halls. They will also participate in workshops, panels and classes while getting a feel for student life and meeting current Barnard students, faculty and administrators.  Finally, students will learn important details about our admissions and financial aid processes.


Click here to learn more and apply!

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair

Colleges That Change Lives

College Fair


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

7:00 pm
The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Augusta Conference Center 2-5
210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303



This event begins with an enlightening 30-minute presentation on today’s college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.



The event is free of charge. Counselors, students, and families are invited.
Students should register at


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South Fulton Youth Employment Collective Impact

South Fulton Youth Employment Collective Impact – 100K event coming to Atlanta on May 3rd, 2018. This event is targeted for Opportunity Youth, 16-24 year old disconnected youth in our metro area. There will be on the spot interviews and job offers as well as access to other resources and support services.

The youth registration is now open for the 100K event on May 3rd. Here is a special United Way registration link –

Click here for a flyer about the event and you can click here for more information on 100K Initiative.

(Please direct all questions to Tricia Crossman @

Maryville University-How to Pay for College

How to Pay for College: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Parents

The guide covers everything related to college financial aid including: FAFSA, loans, scholarships, college savings accounts, work-study, and grants. 

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Paying for college can be a challenge for both students and their families. The cost of tuition, student fees, books — not to mention housing and meal plans — all add up, and it might take multiple sources of financial aid and advance planning to work into your budget. However, making sense of it all does not need to be intimidating. Whether you or your children are preparing to enter an undergraduate program in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, or have decided to go for a master’s degree in your field, there are a lot of options to cover the cost of college. This guide will help you figure out which ones are right for you.

Access College Savings Tips Here