Cumberland County College Hosts 'Dare to Dream Conference'

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A South Jersey community college held a conference to help high school students with disabilities gain the skills they need to be successful after graduation.

On Friday, April 13th, Cumberland County College hosted the Dare to Dream in 2018 High School Student Leadership Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of Special Education Professional Development.

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The conference was designed to highlight strategies and information to prepare disabled high school students for college and career readiness.

Ben Wilner, a motivational speaker at the event, says he hopes by sharing his journey and struggles with his own disability it will help other students like him become motivated and inspired to follow their dreams.

"The goal here is to inspire students to get motivated and to dare to dream basically," said Wilner.

"It's to get motivated, to work hard no matter what discrimination they face, no matter what problems they face to dream what they want to go for."

The Dare to Dream Conference featured speakers and workshops on a variety of topics including networking, self-discovery, learning styles, and developing career paths.

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