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Take The Worry Out Of College Admissions At Ridgefield Library Forum

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Do you have questions about what it takes to get into college? Are you worried about your children's higher education? Project Resilience and Ridgefield Library are presenting a forum to address those topics.

The forum called "It's Never Too Early to Stop Worrying about College: A conversation about what really gets you into the right college." will be held at 7:30 p.m, Monday, June 2, at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.

"These days, many parents start worrying about college before their children enter preschool. By middle school, parents are often feeling anxious and confused about how to prepare a child for college," said a press release. "Slowly but surely, the worry of parents becomes the worry of children, until we have elementary-age children with free floating anxiety, worries about which extracurricular activities will help them get into the right college and fewer tools than ever to help them cope with the ups and downs of life.

"Project Resilience, in conjunction with the Ridgefield Library, will bring together four expert panelists to shed light on where we are today and help parents and teens approach this exciting educational step with confidence and resilience."

The following are the panel members for the forum:

  • Ann Fleming Brown, director of admissions at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.;
  • Deena Maerowitz, an educational consultant in Ridgefield;
  • Dr. Pat McAuliffe, psychologist at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y.;
  • Rachel Rosten, admissions counselor at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

The event will be moderated by Martha Evans Morris,  an associate publisher with Morris Media Group.

Project Resilience seeks to encourage the development of programs that promote the social and emotional growth and resilience of children and adolescents in Ridgefield.

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