Parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing African-American, Latino American, and Native American students who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade can get tips for preparing their students for college during live online parent workshops being held during Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Steps to Success program on August 7.

Parents can learn about financial aid and admissions from 10 am to noon. From 1 to 3 pm, deaf professionals will share their experiences attending college, graduating, and going out into their chosen fields.

There is no charge or registration to watch the online live presentations, at Visit the site in advance to be sure your computer can access the live video.

Dozens of students from across the country are expected to come to RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY, to attend the 3-day Steps to Success career exploration mini-camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing African-American, Latin American, and Native American middle school students. Steps to Success is supported in part by the Sprint Foundation.

Although the live, online parent workshops are focused for parents of African-American, Latin American, and Native American students, the information presented would benefit any parent of a deaf or hard-of-hearing college-bound child.

RIT is internationally recognized among the leaders in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world study, live, and socialize with more than 10,000 undergraduate hearing students on RIT’s Rochester campus.

[Source: RIT]