At Hobart and William Smith this fall, the African American Men’s Association (AAMA) of Geneva will present its annual “College Life Skills” series geared toward sophomores, juniors and seniors from Geneva High School. The AAMA seminar series provides vital information for those who are interested in attending two- or four-year colleges and would also like to learn more about life as a student, the application process and/or financial aid. The offering is part of the Geneva 2020 initiative launched between the Geneva School District and HWS.
Throughout the fall, the AAMA series will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays, with each of the sessions focusing on its own central theme. This year’s seminars are: “Choosing the Right College for You” on Oct. 28 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, “Financial Aid and Admissions” on Nov. 4 in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, and “Handling Personal Finances” on Nov. 11 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Each program in the series will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.
Applications for the AAMA “College Life Skills” series are available online at http://aamageneva.org/college-life-skills/. The program is free of charge. Pizza and refreshments are provided.
This year, program participants will hear from college admissions and financial aid administrators, high school guidance counselors and financial professionals who will discuss managing a personal budget. Additionally, each of the three sessions will feature a panel of HWS students who will share their perspectives and experiences as college students.