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MVLA foundation hosts parent education event

College admissions expert Lloyd Thacker is scheduled to discuss “Turning the Tide: Reshaping the College Admissions Process” 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29 in Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Thacker’s presentation is part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series.

Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Living Classroom program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of the world. The program reaches all grade levels in the Los Altos School District and includes education in science, math and social studies. The program also serves schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District.

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Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, the nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 20 years, has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.

The organization seeks mentors for high school students and tutors for students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

MVLA Scholars seeks mentors

MVLA Scholars seeks volunteers for its College Prep Mentoring Program, which pairs high school juniors and seniors with local residents who shepherd them through the college application process.

The program specifically targets juniors and seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View high schools’ Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes, geared to first-generation and low-income college-bound students.

Foothill hosts new-student workshops

Foothill College has scheduled two one-stop Student Orientation, Assessment and Registration (SOAR) sessions for first-time college students Aug. 30 on campus, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The SOAR sessions are slated 3-5:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Students need only attend one session.

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