Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blog Featured on Black Excel and Named in the Top 50 College Admission & Administration Blogs by DIY Learning

I am very honored and wanted to share my great news with you all regarding my blog, Planning and Preparing for College located at Today, I was notified by the founder, Issac Black of Black Excel that my site is being featured on the Black Excel website. The link is located at

Black Excel is one of the top or major college help resources that provide information to assist students, parents and visitors. Issac Black is so dedicated to college success for African American students that he wrote a book entitled: "African American Student's College Guide". The book provides insider tips on admissions, profiles 100 of the top colleges and provides hundreds of scholarship sources along with much more.

Faith is awesome, I claimed a few years ago that I would be recognized by this great individual along with eventually having the opportunity to meet and work with him on this great endeavors to have access and college preparation for all that want it. Mr. Black I thank you for this great honor and look forward to working with you in the near future.

In addition to this recognition, the blog was named in Top 50 College Admission & Administration Blogs by DIY Learning . The recognition is located at

Monday, April 23, 2012

It is Never Too Late

I wanted to send out a note to the "Class of 2012" and past classes that it is never too late to go for your goal in life. Many times we have our eyes toward getting the students graduated, but not looking beyond at those who felt that they can't go to college or get a decent job, or those who didn't make the requirements to graduate, but just dropped out.

I am told that life doesn't end after high school graduation, but it is the beginning of you starting your future to adulthood. Question: If we are given 3 scores and 10 years, what happens to the other 52 years after high school graduation? High schools students only use up less than one third of the years at graduation, but we acted as if it is completely over for that student or child that didn't graduate or who didn't decide to go to college until after graduation. [More]

Guest on Business Over Coffee Nashville: Saturdays with Singletary

I was a guest on Business Over Coffee Nashville on Saturday, March 3, 2012.  The show was focus on Education Presents: Saturdays with Singletary with your host Patrenna Singletary.

I was on the first 30 minutes of the show.  The discussion was in relationship to college preparation and my blog, Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc).

Please click the link below to listen to the show:
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Free Kaplin ACT Practice Tests and Strategies --- Dates: Various

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Phillips Exeter Academy Is Free to Those With Need

A Phillips Exeter Academy education will now be free to any admitted student whose family income is $75,000 or less, the trustees of the independent secondary school announced today.

The Academy’s trustees unanimously voted to offer an Exeter education free to any accepted student whose family income is $75,000 or less. This change will take effect for the next school year (2008–2009) for both current and newly admitted students. With this change, students from nearly two-thirds of the families in the United States could enjoy a free Exeter education.
This financial aid package will include not only free tuition and room and board, but also a range of other expenses. Books, academic supplies, linen, health and technology fees, and a computer will be covered.
Additional Information on Exeter Free Admission

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Center of Southern Folklore Memphis -- Volunteers Needed!


There are many vital (and fun) ways to roll up your sleeves and join the ranks our great volunteers - Tennessee is the volunteer state after all!

Make a difference and enjoy it - you can help us with:

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Memphis Music & Heritage Festival.

Click here to volunteer today -- and ....Thanks!

For more information contact them at 901.525.3655, email: or visit the Folklore Store at 123 South Main Street.