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City library holding free high school prep workshop today

'Jumpstart' session to highlight college readiness

The Pleasanton Library is hosting a free high-school workshop this afternoon to help students get off to a good start this year.

A second workshop will be held Sept. 9.

The "Jumpstart to a Successful School Year" workshops will provide strategies to help high school students have a successful year and to smoothly transition into college.

The workshop series will include sessions on where to find help on campus, how to join clubs and organizations on and off campus, how to develop healthy relationships, how to pick courses that fit with prospective college majors and scholarships, how to identify individuals strengths and how to use those strengths to pick majors and careers, how to prepare for college admission testing and how to construct a career and academic portfolio.

The workshops run from 4-5 p.m. today and also on Sept. 9. Games and prizes will be available.

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