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'Destination College' webinar schools parents, helping guide their teens through next steps towards college

Posted at 7:20 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 06:58:44-04

CLEVELAND — A new program is schooling parents on how to better help their teens prepare for life after graduation while guiding them through the college admissions process.

“Having someone who knows all the ins and outs of how the process works really helps,” said Nancy Dunn with College Now Greater Cleveland.

The program created by Your Teen Media provides an eight-week series called “Destination College." According to the group’s website, “the most sought-after experts in their fields” will make up the 15-person panel exploring topics like the college search, testing and financial aid.

“Not knowing where love and support comes in and where over is too much is a really hard line for all of us. We don't know where that line is. And in fact, that line is going to be different for each family,” Founder of Your Teen Media, Susan Borison.

Rachel Feinleib, a mother of two in Shaker Heights, has been through the process before with her oldest son, but now she’s preparing to experience it once again with her youngest son who is a junior in high school.

“I think that it's harder for students today. They haven't had an opportunity, for the most part, to visit colleges to know if a college feels like the right fit,” said Feinleib. “Everything is so uncertain and I think that because so much has changed it's just going to be a huge adjustment for everybody to get to know sort of how things evolve from here.”

The eight-week series starts March 9.

To register and for more information, click here.