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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  • I've been through the process twice, and you are so right: it is stressful! However, everything works out for the best. My daughter ended up attending a school she didn't even want to see. In fact, the day we went to visit, she decided to leave the tour early, rather than going to the question and answer session. Well, it was the best four years of her life thus far, and she has made lifetime friends and had many wonderful experiences because of her education there. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your pieces.