M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
“IN 500 WORDS OR LESS”
Award-winning Documentary Film
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts (PAC)
Going to college is a rite of passage for many American high school students, but the process can be overwhelming: college fairs, SATs, tours, applications. And then there’s the personal essay. How does a seventeen year old define herself to total strangers when she’s only beginning to discover who she really is? And how can he or she be expected to do it in an essay of 500 words or less?
This honest film is a “must see” for any parent or student starting or looking ahead to the college application process. “In 500 Words or Less” takes you inside the lives of four very different students as they spend their last year with their families trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.
The documentary serves as a portrait of four of the nearly 1.5 million families who go through this process each year. While race, geography and socio-economic status affected how they got here, their stories converge as they all juggle acceptance, rejection, decision-making and letting go.
“In 500 Words or Less” is highly recommended by NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling and featured at a recent national conference.
Events sponsored by: Menlo-Atherton PTA and the Sequoia Healthcare District.
For more information: Charlene Margot, M-A Parent Education Series Program Director,email@example.com or 650.868.0590.
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M-A Parent Education Series events are FREE and open to the community, sponsored by the M-A PTA and the Sequoia Healthcare District.