CAMDEN, NJ — High schoolers post-freshman year and recent graduates are invited to partake in a professional development mentorship program on March 14 at the Kroc Center in Camden.

Threads for Success, a Barrington non-profit, is hosting the free three-hour event.

“Our program will be focused on various higher education and career opportunities for both students and recent graduates,” said Beth Powell, president of Threads for Success. “There will be an emphasis on the tools and strategies needed to succeed no matter which path a student chooses after high school.”

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Representatives from Rutgers, Rowan, Camden County College, American Training Center, PENNCO Tech, the American Training Center, and various military branches will be on hand. 

The event, made possible through a grant from the AEO Foundation, will include presentations from subject matter experts, panel and Q&A sessions, mentor breakout sessions, and a “lunch & learn” with exhibitors. It marks Threads for Success’ first collaboration with Higher Ed Assist.  

Students are encouraged to bring a parent or other adult who is assisting them through the post-high school decision process.

To register for the event, which will run from 9 am to Noon, visit

The Kroc Center is located at 1865 Harrison Ave.

Organizers said the first 100 attendees that register will receive a workbook portfolio worth over $100, and all attendees will receive a ticket for a chance at door prizes drawn at the end of the program. 

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