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Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

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College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library provides free year-round programming targeting various topics of the college planning process such as creating a college timeline, preparing scholarship essays, and applying for financial aid. ​

During the academic school year:
Workshops on various topics including college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more are presented free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.
 
Walk-In Assistance​ offers the opportunity to receive hands-on help with various elements of the college admission​​s and financial aid process with no appointment necessary! Drop-in and get help with FAFSA updates, scholarship searches, "To Do" student portal tasks, and more. Wal​k-in assistance is provided on designated days/times and on a first-come, first served basis.​​​ The April Walk-In Assistance sessions may be found here​​

FAFSA Assistance is provided to students and their families through specialized programming to assist with the FAFSA application and creating FSA IDs through hands-on small groups and workshop sessions during the peak financial aid season. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.

​​reEngage Phoenix Advising Sessions ​offer students who need their high school diplomas or GEDs a chance to get personalized help from staff who will be available to provide information to youth and adults who have not completed high school and de​​​sire to continue their education. Assistance includes help finding GED preparation sites, alternative high schools, and adult online high schools. April Re-Engage Ses​sions are listed here​​​​. Un asesor proveerá información a jóvenes y adultos que no han terminado la escuela secundaria y desean continuar su educación. La asistencia incluye ayuda para encontrar centros de preparación de GED, escuelas preparatoriasalternativas, y preparatorias en línea para adultos. ReEngage Phoenix Seciones de Asesoramiento por abril están​ disponibles aquí​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​​

During the summer:
Free Summer Camps for students entering 8th-12th grades are offered every summer.  Students will meet and spend time with their peers, and learn valuable information about various topics including college preparation, college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more. They will also hear from guest speakers, play games, and have fun! College Depot will provide snacks. Registration is required as seating might be limited. 
The times for each summer camp can be found here


For the complete list of upcoming programs and full descriptions, see below.
 Questions? Call 602-261-8847.


​​Email list: 

Join our email list if you would like to get updates and have upcoming workshop and events information sent directly to your inbox. You can join by sending us an email to college.depot@phoenix.gov​ letting us know you would like to be added to our email list.
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Craft a Profession: Pursuing Education and Employment Through an Apprenticeship5/16/2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMPhoenix Works Space on the 2nd floor of Burton Barr Central Library

​Want to earn money while preparing for a career? Apprenticeships are often overlooked as a rewarding, worthwhile career and life pursuit. Apprenticeship programs are growing beyond the traditional manufacturing and construction industries and can now be pursued in healthcare, energy, information technology, and transportation industries. College Depot at Phoenix Public Library is proud to offer personalized advice and guidance to those interested in pursuing learning, education, and employment possibilities through an apprenticeship. No registration necessary. View event on Phoenix Public Library calendar here

8th/9th Grade Summer Camp6/3/20171:00 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 8th or 9th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today.Register here.​

10th Grade Summer Camp6/10/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

​Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 10th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.​

ACCUPLACER Tutoring Bootcamp6/14/201710:00 - 3:30College Depot Workshop Room

Starting community college this fall? Want to save time, money, and get a free lunch? This free tutoring session is for you! Northbridge College Success Program will be hosting a 4 hour tutoring session at College Depot (lunch provided) for incoming community college students to prepare them for the ACCUPLACER placement tests. These are the tests that all community college students take to determine what level of math, critical reading and writing courses they will start out in.

 

Higher ACCUPLACER scores means taking fewer classes (up to six classes less) and saves you money for the tuition for each class you test out of ($258 per class). The majority of students who go through this session test out of at least 1 class. That means that 4 hours and free lunch can save you at least 60 hours of class time your first semester! Sign up today as space is limited.  

11th Grade Summer Camp6/17/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun (snacks provided)​! This session is customized for students entering the 11th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.​

12th Grade Summer Camp6/24/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PM Burton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun! (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 12th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.​

8th/9th Grade Summer Camp7/8/20171:00 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun (snacks provided)!​ This session is customized for students entering the 8th or 9th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.

10th Grade Summer Camp7/15/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PMCollege Depot Workshop Room at Burton Barr Central Library

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 10th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.

11th Grade Summer Camp 7/22/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 11th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.

12th Grade Summer Camp7/29/201712:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college and have fun! (snacks provided)! This session is customized for students entering the 12th grade in fall 2017. Each grade level is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session. Seats are limited so scure your spot today. Register here.

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Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: college.depot@phoenix.gov
1221 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mon: 9-5 · Tues, Wed, Th: 11-7 · Fri ,Sat:  9-5​​ · Sun: Closed