The Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board, in partnership with the Nebraska Counseling Association, will be hosting its annual Show Me the Money scholarship and financial aid event Thursday, October 3, at Kearney’s Ramada Inn.
The Show Me the Money event will include workshops on what students and parents can expect from college applications, resumes, and the admission process; how parents can support their children, including information on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and scholarships; and how students can prepare for their senior year of high school to make the transition to college smoother.
Dr. Kelly Fairbanks of the Nebraska Medical Center will be presenting “Light ‘Em Up! Igniting Your Brain to Achieve Success.” This presentation will help parents and students understand the function of the frontal lobes in improving motivation, learn skills to ignite their inner drive, and learn to use fantasy to increase motivation and drive. Dr. Fairbanks is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and brain plasticity. Her professional experience includes working for the Dr. Phil Show, the PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center in Dallas, Chicago Public Schools, and the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
In addition, the Youth Advisory Board will be awarding a $100 scholarship to help get one lucky student started on his or her college fund.
For a more detailed agenda, information on Dr. Fairbanks, and the registration form, visit www.bcyab.org/showmethemoney. The event is free, though a $10 freewill donation is suggested. Registration is due by October 1.