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Realizing the College Dream

All Students Deserve to Realize Their Full Potential

Realizing the College Dream

When you're a teacher, few things are more frustrating than watching bright students with endless potential rule out college because they think it's too expensive or a waste of time. Realizing the College Dream can help you reach those students and show them that college is one opportunity they can't afford to miss.

Realizing the College Dream helps educators increase college attendance among low-income, first-generation students with:

  • Hands-on activities and interactive workshops about planning and paying for college
  • Experiences that challenge students to see themselves in college
  • Eye-opening information about the economic value of college

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Upcoming Realizing the College Dream Workshops

  • September 27-29, 2023 | NSPA Conference – Las Vegas, NV — Register here
  • October 16-18, 2023 | 2023 NCAN Conference – Dallas, TX – Register here
  • October 19-21, 2023 | 2023 Virginia School Counselor Association – Hampton, VA – Register here
  • November 9-11, 2023 | 2023 Virginia Counselor Association Convention – Hot Springs, VA — Register here
  • November 29 – December 1, 2023 | VirginiaCAN 2023 Annual Conference – Virginia Beach, VA – Register here

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