The Ivy Center for Education ACT Prep and College Readiness Workshops will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.

The ACT workshop facilitators are from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Office of Diversity Affairs Outreach.

The College Readiness Workshops will be presented by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff LIONS (Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students) Program and the UAPB Office of Recruitment.

LIONS Program officials will discuss how graduating seniors may become a part of this summer enrichment program and the Office of Recruitment will talk to students about early enrollment, scholarships and how to apply for them.

ACT Prep Workshops will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A snack will be offered and the event is free to attend.

The ACT Test will be administered nationwide Saturday, Sept. 14. The late registration deadline is Aug. 30. To register online, visit .

The workshops are open to students in 7-12th grades throughout Jefferson County and area school districts, who display good character and have a desire to graduate high school and college, according to Mattie Collins, Ivy Center president. They should bring pencil and paper. Parents are always welcome to attend.

Students interested in attending should email Mattie Collins at or Patricia Berry at by Friday, Aug. 30.