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What Parents Need to Know About 529 Plans
If you have kids who are college bound, it’s good to be aware of all the ways to pay for college. With the right kind of planning, students (and their families) have the ability to earn a college degree without going into debt.
Dr. Karyn Koven- The Beauty of Learning Another Language
Shellee and Dr. Karyn Koven discuss: -Importance of high school students getting real world experience to stand out to colleges. - Student's should find ways to differentiate their interests and capitalize on them - Dr. Karyn believes people should learn as many...
9 Ways To Spend Your Summer Preparing For Your Major Or Career
Do high school students need to know exactly what career they will have as adults? No, they don’t. But one thing that high school students can do during the summer to prepare for their future is structure their time off with some intentional activity. Crafting a thoughtful summer schedule can help students to more deeply explore their areas of interest.
Sara Deacon- Empowering Teens and Young Adults
As The Adulting Coach, Sara helps teens and young adults figure out for themselves who they want to be when they grow up so they can have the courage to suck at something new, confidently decide how they want to live their own life, and adult successfully. Young...
Hilary Truong- The Bond Between Mother and Daughter
About Hilary: "I am an expert on the mother-daughter relationship with a specific focus on the adolescent stage. I was a therapist for 15 years for girls ages 12-25 and this is where I saw the breakdown between mothers and daughters. My role now is getting moms back...
Insider Secrets To Get Into Top Colleges Using Scholarships
College ready can lead you to where the brilliant scholarships are- not the little scholarships. We want you to be successful. We want you to have the opportunity to graduate debt free. Starting sooner than later is ultimately the first secret to success.
5 Ways To Build Extracurriculars
Building a great list of extracurricular activities not only adds some interest and meaning to a high schooler’s life, it can also be a great addition to an activities list or resume that eventually gets submitted with college applications. Read on for 5 ways to build your extracurricular activities…
Lorraine Connell- Peers Not Fears
Shellee and Lorraine discuss: - Importance of helping high school students recognize the opportunities they have and develop leadership skills - Most teenagers do not see themselves as leaders - We need to let students with low self confidence know that everyone makes...
What If You Could Win Big Money Based On Test Scores?
It IS possible to win big money based on your test scores. Many people want to believe that testing is now optional, but…
Andrea Malkin Brenner- The Truth About College Transition
Shellee and Andrea discuss: - Adulting doesn't mean doing it on your own, but with resources. - If your family has been your go to support, this is the time to shift your advocacy to professors and staff members that are trained. - "What would you do?" scenario...
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