What to Know Before They Go:
The Black Mom's Playbook for College Prep and Scholarship Success

with Dr. Pamela Ellis, The Education Doctor®

Monday, December 12 at 7 pm PT/9 pm CT

Hello Moms, 

I’m so excited that you are here. Can I just say that I’ve been partnering with moms over the past 15 years to help their teen find colleges that feel like home without overpaying. One of the things I see every year is  that mom’s who look like me can’t afford to leave it up to the schools for our teens to achieve the vision and dreams we know they can achieve.

It’s time for us to have a conversation that only we can have. 

So, I’ve created this new candid conversation to share what I can only share with YOU.

Be ready for me to share with you what to know before they go, that no one else will tell you (period)

  • What do you do when the school counselor isn’t helping your teen?

  • How about when your child is told that they can’t get into THAT college, so they shouldn’t bother applying?

I get it.

I’ve been there, three times over with my two sons and daughter. (And yes, they have done public and private…it’s the same.)

For us, we have to keep one eye on school and the other one on our teen . . . . 

  • Is preparing your teen for college driving a wedge in your relationship?
  • Are all the changes in the college landscape too overwhelming for you to keep up with?
  • Are you concerned about how your teen is navigating their mostly white school experience and what it means for their college choices?
  • Do you want your teen to reach their best potential and recognize that you don’t have hundreds of hours necessary to stay on top of what they must do to prepare for college, seek out scholarships, hold them accountable plus keep up with taking care of yourself?

This interactive and engaging masterclass will answer your most pressing questions about your teen’s future.

It doesn’t matter if your teen is well along their journey or feeling stressed about being “behind”, this masterclass will change the way you see getting in and getting money for college. This will truly be the proverbial “perfect time” to make sure your teen reaches their highest potential without you going broke!

From “test optional” to the increased attention on DEI, it’s hard to know what to do, when to do it and whether it makes sense for your teen. It’s also very important to be clear about the colleges on your teen’s list so that you are not blindly sending them to a college that’s the wrong cultural fit and stifles their future. The last few years have re-defined the college-readiness landscape as we know it for our Black youth!

During our time together, you will learn:

    • What’s changed in the college landscape that you must know
    • How to choose the right college (and exactly what you need to look for)
    • What it takes for our teens to get into college these days (and how to be prepared)
    • Where to find the money for college even long before they go

Please join us for this engaging masterclass and candid conversation about what you can do to prepare your teen and secure the scholarship bag!

Sign Up Here!

About your Host and Teacher

Pamela Ellis, MBA, PhD—The Education Doctor®—has helped hundreds of young people find and be admitted to best-fit colleges so their parents save time and avoid over-paying. As an award-winning CEO and consultant, Dr. Pamela’s experience with the education system includes advising school districts, community organizations, and institutes of higher education.

As a result of her research into student transitions from high school to college—and evaluating the ways colleges successfully retain their student populations once admitted—she developed The Education Doctor® curriculum. 

She has visited more than 500 colleges and universities internationally to gain insight into their varying cultures and to explore the range of academic and social opportunities available to students on campus. Her research areas include high school to college transition, parent engagement, African-American males in education, and college completion.

She is a highly sought-after speaker and author of the best-selling book What to Know Before They Go. In the first of this series, College Edition, coined “the how-to guide for the teen years”, Dr. Pamela shares actionable insights and tips to help school leaders, counselors, mentors and parents/caregivers support teens toward higher education success.  

Dr. Pamela graduated from Stanford University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and she earned a doctorate from the Stanford University School of Education.

She is also a former Jack and Jill parent and mom of three kids herself: one who graduated from Georgetown, another who graduated from Stanford, and a third who is their junior year at Oberlin.