LAOE was very proud to host the Back to School Celebration of 2015 at Elgin Community College (ECC) on Sunday August 15th, 2015. Over 70 people attended consisting of 40 students and 30 adults, learning strategies on college planning and preparation. Topics including goal setting, listing expectations, college tuition planning, college preparedness, volunteering, and leadership to name a few. It was a fun event as we gave many copies of the book, ” Xieng Mieng – The Sticky Mess,” by Lao author Nor Sanavongsay. Thank you to the President of ECC, Dr. David Sam, for co-sponsoring this event. Parents and students expressed great feed back as they learned a lot of new strategies on becoming successful. This event will help the Lao community advance in education. Thank you for every for attending.