Worthy Consulting & Training, LLC
Transition Conference: From High School to College
This student-centered conference is designed to address the many facets of the collegiate experience. College experts with more than 40 years of combined experienced will guide you through a day of sessions focused on topics that are important to navigating, surviving, and succeeding on a college campus.
These interactive and thought provoking sessions will give you tips and the necessary tools to help you improve your study habits and skills, make better choices and decisions, manage your time effectively, enhance your communication skills, keep your stress level at bay, build your self-esteem, increase your self-worth, develop and maintain good relationships, take advantage of activities on campus to prevent home sickness and better appreciate parental involvement, become more culturally sensitive and competent, and establish college classroom etiquette that will help you succeed in college and beyond.
Marvin G. Worthy, Founder, President and CEO of Worthy Consulting & Training, LLC, travels nationally and internationally speaking to thousands of college and high school students and offering interactive training programs, workshops, keynote addresses and consultation on diversity, leadership, social justice, community building, and organization development. For almost three decades, Worthy has been dedicated to transforming students of promise into students of purpose and spreading the message of diversity and inclusion at hundreds of colleges and universities, school districts, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. As an orientation speaker and facilitator for new students, Worthy is committed to ensuring that students make a successful transition to the college experience. Worthy served as the Associate Dean of Students at Shippensburg University and Assistant Residence Life Area Coordinator for the University of Delaware. Worthy has been in the forefront of numerous endeavors that provide educational and employment opportunities for youth. He is the founder and director of the Friday Night Youth Program, co-creator of the Chambersburg YMCA Achievers college readiness curriculum, and former president of the Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg. Worthy holds a Master of Arts in College Counseling, Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University.
Dr. Linda Thomas Worthy, Education Consultant and Student Development Specialist, provides directions and offers expertise to colleges and universities in creating successful student experiences predicated on critical thinking, learning, leadership, cultural competency, and social justice. Serving higher education for more than 20 years, she has developed a plethora of programs and policies that impact students’ experiences and make a positive difference in their lives. Thomas Worthy served as the Assistant Vice President for University Life and Associate Dean of Student Development at the University of San Francisco, Associate Dean of Students at Bucknell University, and the Director of the Black Cultural Center and Assistant Professor at Berea College. She is the co-creator of the Chambersburg YMCA Achievers college readiness curriculum, member of the Franklin County Head Start Board of Directors and the Chambersburg Area School District Realignment Committee, and parent volunteer at Shalom Christian Academy. Thomas Worthy holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Master of Arts in Sociology from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tougaloo College.
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Who should attend this conference?
High school students who have been accepted to college
High school students who have applied to college or interested in attending college
Accompanied parents or guardians who have high school students entering college, applied to college, or interested in attending college (Parents or guardians may attend Opening and Closing sessions only)
Why should I attend this conference?
To learn and understand what it takes to survive and succeed in college
To increase your knowledge and obtain necessary tools to be better prepared and equipped to leave home
To learn strategies and appropriate conduct you can implement and practice prior to arriving on a college campus
To learn how to establish rapport and communicate effectively with your professors
To learn how to successfully integrate and immerse into the college experience and maintain your self-identity and cultural-identity