Submitted by Willie Brown, Kappa Foundation of Pompano Beach
What comes to mind when we think of standardize testing? Are our kids getting the right kind of tutelage and training needed to compete in the academic arena? Are we having the right kinds of conversation around a truly globally transforming world with our students, parent, teachers, leaders, and others? Are we identifying barriers and implementing solutions? These are the kinds of questions that the Kappa Foundation of Pompano are seeking to address and to impact positively. Each year we have many of our students graduating from high school with a 4.0 grade point average or higher, and having major challenges getting accepted into many Colleges and Universities. And even qualifying for major scholarships. Several Colleges and Universities have relaxed their SAT/ACT test score admittance policy. However, test scores are a factor when it comes down to scholarship opportunities.
This year, we have partnered with the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to host a SAT/ACT Prep Boot Camp. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is primarily funded by the Florida Lottery, assists student in pursuing Postsecondary Educational and career goals. The major objective of this collaboration is to provide our students with the needed exposure and training in order to help them improve their test scores and to gain access to financial educational opportunities.
Some of the objectives the SAT/ACT Prep Boot Camp will offer:
* Instructor lead training * Benchmark testing
* Mock exams * Addressing test anxiety
* Time management * Improve memorization
* Testing strategies * Learned techniques
The Prep Boot Camp will be held in two sessions:
Session I – June 19, 2021 (Math Component) 10:00 am-12:00pm
Session II – June 26, 2021 (Verbal/writing) 10:00 am-12:00pm
The SAT/Act Prep Boot Camp is open to all students. Please register at: http://bit.ly/kfprepcamp
Please note that the Prep Boot Camp is free of charge. For more information, please contact the Kappa Foundation of Pompano Beach at (954) 940-1