Archive for December, 2006

December 6th, 2006 by Campus Philly

Good L.U.C.K. Foundation

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Good L.U.C.K. (Learning Using Correct Knowledge) Foundation hosted its third annual college fair at the Ethical Society, near Rittenhouse Square. The Foundation, which is dedicated to making sure every college-bound student actually is able to make it into a school, hosts such fairs to help students prepare for the rigorous college application process. “In most high schools as many as 300 students are assigned to each guidance counselor, and about 80 percent of these students will be the first in their families to attend college,” said Good L.U.C.K.’s founder, Kym Oglesby. “For students who would be the first in their families to attend college, who often need extra counsel and support, this lack of resources is especially damaging. This was one of the major reasons the foundation was created, to assist guidance counselors with those students and families who need the one-on-one attention to complete a college application. We are here to help.

The Foundation kicked off its 1 Million Students to Complete 1 Million Applications City Tour with a bang last Saturday, as over 20 colleges and nonprofits showed up to support college readiness. Many of the participating organizations held a host of helpful seminars that focused on helping students prepare for the application process with college and career awareness workshops, invaluable individual counseling sessions, and financial aid and scholarship seminars.

The college fair is over now, but for any students who missed the event, the Good L.U.C.K. Foundation will run weekly seminars every Thursday and Saturday to help walk students through every important process of the college applications. Researching the correct college, writing a successful entrance essay, and finding proper financial aid and government grants are just some of the services offered to hopeful students who attend these workshops. Proper materials will also be provided to underprivileged students to help them submit both written and online applications. These workshops are a great resource for any student who wants to succeed and have an application packet ready to submit before the holiday break.

To learn more about the Good L.U.C.K. Foundation and its weekly seminars, check out its website at www.goodluckfoundation.com. To register for a college-readiness workshop, contact the Foundation’s helpful staff by phone (888-289-6340 ext. 1) or e-mail goodluckfoundation@gmail.com.

You can contact Zack Engel at a-e@campusphilly.org.