The UPCEN, Inc. workshops help to keep students motivated and focused on their goals of graduating from high school and attending college. For many of our UPCEN students, they are the first generation in their families to attend college.
Workshops are held semi-monthly on Saturday mornings at our new location, The Serenity Club, Inc. located at 1933 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (across the street from the drive-in theater). The workshops are free and open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Please click here for the UPCEN 2017-2018 Calendar to download the workshop calendar.
OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 11 AM – 1 PM.
Workshop List & Descriptions
Ten Steps to the College Application Process
We define the essential necessities to the college application process: Who, what, where, how, when; and their related deadlines.
SAT/ACT Math Workshop
Identify weaknesses and develop test-taking strategies to improve your score.
Essay Writing Workshop
Improve your writing skills to increase your SAT/ACT score, as well as, prepare college application and scholarship essays.
Financial Aid Workshop
Attended by Parents and Students, provides resources on how to find funding through, grants and scholarships to minimize student loans.
Time Management Workshop
This workshop provides students with skills to manage their coursework and balance their social life as well as tips and strategies on how to approach and take certain exams.
Study Skills Workshop
Develop efficient study skill techniques. Organizational & discipline skills are essential to successfully surviving college.
Lecture & Note-Taking Techniques
Develop efficient methods to taking notes & establishing relationships with fellow students and professors.
Do’s & Don’ts of the 1st Year of College
Encompasses all aspects of college life, ranging from selecting classes, meeting with academic advisors, choosing a study buddy and the navigating the social scene of who, what, when and where.
Listings of college fairs that take place in the Atlanta Metropolitan are given to students so that they can attend to get more information about schools.
Each year UPCEN, Inc. hosts a college tour. For many students, the experience of visiting a college campus inspires them to want to continue and pursue higher education.
College Tour Slideshow