Self-Care Tips for Students During and After a Pandemic

Students and their families will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of prioritizing self-care during college, understand the various types of self-care, and hear from current college students on how they are taking care of themselves as they navigate college during a pandemic. Families will better understand how they can support their students’ mental wellness and help their students build healthy habits that will aid them in high school, college, and beyond. My […]

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The Benefits of Volunteering and Internships

Students and their families will have the opportunity to hear from current college students and graduates highly involved in extracurricular activities before college. Students will have a better understanding of the benefits of volunteering and interning as a step to exploring their interests, determining which careers appeal to them and which do not and how this may help them choose their college major. Parents and guardians will gain understanding as to how they can best […]

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Paying for College: Lessons Learned

Students and families have the opportunity to hear directly from current college students and their parents/guardians about how they are paying for college and the steps they took to learn about the many options. Both students and families will learn how they can begin preparing for and managing college expenses. Monicha Boyd is from South Central Los Angeles. A single mother of one son, Curtis L. Simpson III, aka “CJ.” Monicha is very involved in […]

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Navigating College During a Pandemic – Passport to Success – College & Career Panel

The pandemic has changed higher education for students across the world. During this panel, students and their families will have the opportunity to listen to the challenges, accomplishments, and advice from current college students and how they have navigated their educational journey throughout the pandemic, whether taking courses on campus or online. Our goal is for students and their families to consider their options as we shift into a “new normal.” In addition, we highly […]

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Family Engagement is More Critical Than Ever

The coronavirus has revealed cracks but also strengths in our educational systems. While mass school closures revealed deep disparities in family resources, including access to technology, they also highlighted the importance of strong relationships between educators and families. Effective school-family relationships were critical to transitioning learning from the classroom to the home and ensuring students were supported academically, socially, and emotionally. Schools and districts with strong pre-existing family relationships were better positioned to communicate effectively […]

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