Partners seeks volunteers
Partners for New Generations, a nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 16 years, has scheduled Volunteer Information & Open Houses 6-7 p.m. Monday and Nov. 15 in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Office Board Room, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High.
Teens and their volunteer adult mentors do everything from bowling to hiking, cooking and going to movies. Primarily they talk – and listen – to one another. The relationships are designed to help struggling students build self-esteem and find positive direction in their lives.
Through the information nights, Partners for New Generations hopes to recruit volunteers to serve as tutors for elementary and middle-school students and mentors at the high-school level.
To RSVP, call Carole Dorshkind at 766-2162.
For more information, visit www.pngmvla.org.
MVLA sponsors parent education event
The Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series has scheduled Christine VanDeVelde to discuss “College Admission: From Application to Acceptance” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.
VanDeVelde co-authored the book “College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step” (Three Rivers Press, 2011), a comprehensive guide to the college application process. VanDeVelde, a journalist and parent, has navigated the college admission process firsthand and wrote the book she wished were available when her daughter applied to colleges.
Her presentation, designed for high school parents and counselors, will include what colleges want and why, when and how to start the college search, finding schools that are right for your student and how to make the best decision.
The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation and the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council co-sponsor the event.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.ptac.mvwsd.org/parented.html.