Lubbock ISD will hold an event early next week aimed at helping parents and students prepare for life after high school.

All parents and kindergarten through 12th grade students are invited to attend College and Career Night this upcoming Monday.

The event’s theme is that “it’s never too early to start planning for college and a career.”

More than 100 representatives from colleges, military, and trade and technical schools will be on hand to speak with students and parents, and two information sessions will be held at the event.

The first session is Financial Aid 101, and will run at 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and again from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The session will focus on steps to locate, apply for, and receive financial aid.

The second session is “It’s Never Too Late to Start Planning for College.” That session will offer information to parents on how to instill a “college-going culture” in the home. Those sessions will run from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and again from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Concession stands will be open at the event, and entertainment will be provided by various college music programs in the area. Hands-on interactive displays will also be set up by Lubbock ISD’s Career and Technical Education programs.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the United Spirit Arena.