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.

Learn more at partnersinparentingconsulting.com.