Virtual Dream Summit Series to prepare students for college

HISD’s College Readiness and Multilingual departments will be adapting the annual Dream Summit into a series of events called the Dream Summit Series to assist students with college applications and the financial aid process.

The virtual kickoff event for the series, Launch the Dream, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. High school students and their families are encouraged to attend the free event, which will be hosted in English and Spanish.

The event aims to help HISD DREAMers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, visa holders, permanent residents, refugees, and asylum grantees, along with their families. Students will be able to speak with district representatives regarding financial aid requirements and get help with the college application process.

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Considering the continued impact COVID-19 has had on HISD families, representatives from HISD Wraparound Services and local community organizations will also be on hand to answer questions about accessing community resources.

Students and interested attendees are invited to register. A link to join the virtual event will be emailed to all who register in advance by Tuesday, Nov. 17. Students who register in advance and attend will have a chance to win raffle giveaway items.

For more information on some of the admissions and financial aid requirements that will be discussed at the event, see the HISD DREAMers website