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Contra Costa County 7th and 8th graders invited to explore college and careers during Friday ‘COOL Nite’

By Theresa Harrington
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Contra Costa Community College District, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Education.

There is still space available for walk-ins at the 4th Annual free “COOL Nite” on Friday aimed at showing seventh-and eighth-graders and their parents in Contra Costa County that College Offers Opportunities for Life.

Here’s more information from a news advisory:

“WHAT: More than 200 Contra Costa County current seventh- and eighth-grade students, as well as their parents/guardians, will be attending a dynamic evening to learn more about their future opportunities in education and career, at the 4th Annual COOL Nite (College Offers Opportunities for Life), this coming Friday evening, at California State University, East Bay, Concord Campus. Presented by the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD), this FREE informational program will offer useful workshops on how to be successful in high school, prepare for college, and explore exciting careers.

ACTION: Along with the workshops, there will be an exhibit hall featuring local businesses and college representatives for attendees to meet with and gather information. (See COOL Nite’s program for scheduled events.)

WHEN: Friday, May 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: California State University, East Bay, Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Road, Concord.

ADDITIONAL INFO: For additional event information, contact Hilary Dito, CCCOE, at (925) 942-3396.”

The exhibit Hall opens at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

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