The workshop is designed for 8th- to12th-grade students and their families to provide valuable information and insider tips to navigate the college admissions process. Debra Landesberg is the founder and president of, a company that specializes in guiding high school students on the journey to college.

(Sarasota-Manatee) For students and families who want to take the stress and guess out of the college admission process, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (JFSM) and My College Resource have joined forces to present “Preparing for College: What’s Next? What’s to know?” a workshop designed for 8th- to 12th-grade students. During this workshop, students and their families will receive valuable information and tips. The workshop is Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., and is presented by Debra Landesberg, M.S., the founder and president of, a company that specializes in guiding high school students on the journey to college. The series is free to students and their families and is held in the Zell Room on The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s campus, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Participants can register online at For more information about this series, contact Debra Landesberg at or 941-704-5553. For more information about My College Resource, visit

Landesberg explains that topics covered in the workshop include learning what counts in preparing for college, discovering the best fit college, exploring qualifications for state and private universities, determining if the SAT or ACT is best for you, tricks for test prep, tips for the college essay, and a financial aid and scholarship overview. “This workshop is designed so that the student can be in the know throughout high school—and completely prepared when it’s time to take the next step.”

For more than 15 years Debra Landesberg, M.S., has helped students and their families navigate the often-confusing steps of the college application process coupled with the challenges of dealing with financial aid and scholarships.  Time, thought, and planning are necessary to get it right so the student can find their best fit college.

“By customizing guidance for each individual, the mystery and stress is taken out of the pathway to college,” says Landesberg. “The goal is to move through the college application process with minimal stress while maintaining a well-paced and comfortable progression to discover the best fit college for the student and family.”

About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit