College-prep book

Beverly Gillen, a Minnetonka mother of two grown daughters and a parenting educator, has published the ultimate get-going-early guide for kids and parents who have their sights set on college.

Get Connected for College: The Savvy Student’s Guide to College Prep ($19.95) covers the top 100 college competencies, 250 make-it-happen-ideas, checklists for grades 6 to 12, scholarship strategies and much more.

Gillen graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and also has a parent educator license from Crown College.

She founded Partners in Parenting Consulting in 2014. Her mission is to grow happy, healthy families through education, enpowerment and encouragement.

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