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Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | Patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235
Las Vegas (September 14th, 2021) The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and Leaders in Training (LIT) are joining forces to host “College Readiness Bootcamp” (CRB) at University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday September 18th. Due to the pandemic, this will be the first in-person CRB event since Fall of 2019.
College Readiness Bootcamp is an all-day event aimed at students from 8th to 12th grades with the goal of helping them prepare for life after high school. CRB is FREE to register and is open to both students and their families. The event will feature hands-on and interactive panels and
workshops covering a variety of issues from how to apply for in-state and out-of-state schools to advice on receiving financial aid. First Lady Kathy Sisolak will be part of this year’s event, serving as moderator for the Career Panel.
“We are so excited to bring College Readiness Bootcamp back in-person especially after this past year when we have been apart due to the pandemic,” said Erica Mosca, the Executive Director & Founder of Leaders in Training. “I was the first in my family to go to college so this event is especially close to my heart. The students and families taking part in CRB will be inspired by our speakers and from each other as they get together to plan their future.”
This year, the College Readiness Bootcamp will include a special tour of UNLV and a free meal at the UNLV’s dining hall. Participants will also be able to register to vote and get their COVID-19 vaccinations on site. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for this event.
To register for College Readiness Bootcamp 2021, go to bit.ly/CRB21
*Media: Interviews are available with ACDC & Leaders in Training staff, along with students and families taking part in College Readiness Bootcamp. Please contact Patranya Bhoolsuwan if you plan to be on site at UNLV or want to conduct pre-interviews leading up to this event*
ABOUT ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of
ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.
ABOUT LEADERS IN TRAINING:
Leaders in Training (LIT) is a grassroots community-based program that operates as an after school non-profit organization located in East Las Vegas, the Historic Westside and north of Chinatown. Students start as high school freshman and continue in a four-year postsecondary persistence program and life-long alumni program. LIT’s vision is to empower first-generation college graduates from diverse backgrounds to be the next-generation of leaders who change the world by ending systemic and structural inequities as leaders in every sector, in every
community redefining leadership. LIT has a 100% college acceptance rate, 81% persistence rate at 20 institutions in 11 different states and 100% students commit to supporting Las Vegas as alumni. LIT Alumni work full-time at organizations like Teach For America to Mi Familia Vota representing the change from the community, for the community.