LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Sometimes it’s not easy to get good advice, especially for free. Well the Longview Independent School District is about to present just that on several topics from finance to continuing education. And the video series is geared toward interested families in or outside of the school district.
Longview ISD Public Information Officer Francisco Rojas says the idea for LOBOS Strongview originally was going to be a series of meetings to help in-district families struggling with finances.
That was before COVID-19, but they eventually realized they would:
“Be able to record each session and upload it and post it on Facebook, on YouTube and just make it available to anyone who would like to be educated on these topics,” Rojas said.
Those topics include proper handling of finances and loans so as not to be buried in debt, but the information branches out to include:
“Resumé writing, interviewing skills, going back to school, getting your GED. And all those financially-related topics that will help our families improve their financial status,” Rojas said.
Longview ISD has recruited several entities who can offer professional advice on varying topics, like Kilgore College.
“Just to let you know, all of these programs are free,” the narrator on one video said.
“We have partnered with important organizations in our area so that we can deliver information, kind of like trainings, to our family and to our community that will help them,” Rojas said.
And the advice isn’t a lot of kid’s stuff, it’s:
“Focused towards our community adults, and of course our families,” Rojas said.
Rojas says videos will be posted every Wednesday.
“We have a total of six sessions so we’re going to do it throughout six weeks,” Rojas said.
It’s advice that might take some time to gather if you were just doing research, available with a click and a view.
They have posted one video already, and there are more to come. If you’d like to check it out, just click here.
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