Every school’s Close the Deal event will look different. There is no right or wrong way to host a Close the Deal event, but there are some minimum expectations to being a host site. Some of the responsibilities of the site coordinator may include:

  • Working with teachers or other school personnel to ensure students complete the appropriate activities prior to the event such as researching careers and colleges and preparing questions to ask volunteer speakers during the event.
  • Reserving the appropriate location where the event will be held (typically gym or auditorium, and possibly some nearby classrooms).
  • Ensuring an appropriate number of admission, financial aid and community and business volunteers for the event, depending on the size and format.
  • Developing a schedule for the day of the event to ensure all students will have the opportunity to participate and that sufficient volunteers will be available for the duration of the event.