Junior year — Navigating big changes

Junior year — Navigating big changes

Junior year of high school is a pivotal time for our teens. When my daughter began 11th grade just weeks ago, I’ll admit I felt the same trepidation I experienced when my son, now a college sophomore, started his junior year in high school. Then I remembered this truth: While this third year of high

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Summer bridge and enrichment programs

Summer bridge and enrichment programs

There is a wide range of academic and creative summer programs available for students who would like to explore a new area of study (such as engineering or a foreign language) or improve existing skills in writing, music or art, computer programming, etc. Participating in a summer program can be a terrific boost for an

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First-generation college road map

First-generation college road map

Starting college can be scary for anyone. When you are a first-generation student, that journey brings challenges, as well as joys, not always felt by students whose parents went to college. Amanda Z., a first-generation student in Oregon, remembers feeling pressure as she considered her choices: “If I go to college, I’m figuring it all

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