Teens and pre-teens can take several online classes and access programs and services through College Depot, a free, full service, college planning center that is part of Phoenix Public Library.
College Depot offers online classes, using pre-recorded videos or livestream events in English and Spanish for students who will be going into seventh through 12th grades. Some of the classes include Collegepalooza, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, where students who are about to start college in the fall will learn tips, strategies and hacks to succeed their freshman year. Essay Essentials, which will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, will help students learn techniques for writing college applications and workshop essays. Students will learn the basics of financial aid for college and discover how to seek scholarships for college at the Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials class from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.
Those who recently graduated from high school also can engage in one-on-one mentoring with a College Depot advisor this summer to help them transition to college. They can receive help with the college application process, creating individualized college plans, interpreting ACT and SAT results and many other services.
To register for a College Depot class or make an appointment with a mentor, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot or call 602-261-8847.