Boys & Girls Club to host free middle to high school transition workshop
The Boys & Girls Club in Paso Robles will be hosting a free informational workshop for eighth grade students transitioning into high school and their parents. Workshop curriculum is made available through the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens Graduate for Mas grant program. The workshop is open to the public and will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 from 6–7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 600 26th Street, behind Flamson Middle School, in Paso Robles.
This workshop is the first in a sequence of three. Workshops focus on components of high school transition essential for being on track prior to entering high school and staying on track for graduation. Topics emphasize the significance of preparation and decision-making by stressing the importance of appropriate course placement in ninth grade, high school options, graduation requirements and dual enrollment as a clear path towards college and career readiness. For the final workshop, the Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a Resource Fair, inviting schools and local agencies to share information about their services with parents and students.
The Objectives for the Thursday, December 11th workshop are to:
- Define the middle to high school transition and identify factors negatively impacting the transition.
- Learn how to combat negative factors.
- Provide information for how to get and stay on track in 9th grade.
For more information regarding the workshops or if your agency would like to participate in the Resource Fair please contact Jeremy Perales or Erika Stoll at the Boys & Girls Club, 805-239-3659.