Whew! Semester exams are done and the first week of the second semester is in the books. With a weekend full of parades followed by a short but intense week in the rearview mirror, you definitely deserve a break. I think all of us…

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

Speaking of breaks, I know you are looking forward to the next break—Spring Break! And I am too.

MERGE, Inc. will hit the road to visit four universities in south Florida with a group of motivated high school students.  Our spring 2014 Road to Success College Tour will begin on Wednesday, March 12. It is an overnight trip to Miami, Florida. Stops include:

Spring College Tour

Now, I know you are thinking: Why would I go visit schools while I’m on a break from school?

But hear me out. One flat rate gets you a custom, guided tour of four notable universities; five meals AND snacks; a hotel stay; and round trip transportation to Tampa, Miami and the colleges in between.

Plus, you will have a one-on-one conversation with a current student at each university. And it is not just a typical lecture about admissions and financial aid! During a guided tour of the campus, you will discover what it’s like to be a student at each university. There are so many cool things to see

—An on-campus beach outside of a resort-style dorm
—A house (yes, a HOUSE) in the middle of a campus hallway, and
—A classroom building shaped like a ship!

Each of these interesting finds are featured at one of the universities we will visit. You need to JOIN US to find out where each is located. Come to one of our informational sessions (Saturday, February 1 or Thursday, February 6) about the tour. Please RSVP so we can have enough refreshments and information packets ready for you.

Another benefit of the college tour is that you can ask questions how to prepare yourself for this life after college. MERGE, Inc. can help you get familiar with this process at our next workshop AND you can get a discount on the college tour for attending! Learn what it takes to be college-ready by Going the Extra Mile on Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 am. Here’s why you should come:

—It’s free
—It’s only 1 hour
—We have food
—We’ll help you get ready for college!

So ask yourself: #AreYouReady for college? For help along your PATH, I invite you to MERGE on the PATH to success by attending these important events. You won’t regret it!

On the PATH,

LaDessa Mitchell

Executive Director