Most college freshmen face different degrees of “campus culture shock” when starting their higher education. New college students are coping with social changes and a more rigorous course schedule than they have ever experienced. They are also faced with the new challenge of independence and self-motivation. Additionally, some students face other challenges such as language barriers, financial struggles, and social anxiety.
These challenges are not new at all. Just a few months before entering college, high school students were required to ask for a permission just to go to the restroom. In college, students can decide on their own whether or not they attend class. It is a big change and more times than not our students are not prepared for this whole new world.
In this month’s blog posts we will discuss tackling increased freedom, handing new and old relationships, adapting to the new environment and how educators can help students battle these post-high school challenges.
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As we prepare to end the year 2018, we will focus on different ways that students, especially high school students, and schools can prepare for college readiness. Some of the topics we will discuss are college readiness initiatives for schools and academic, social and financial preparation for students.
It is no doubt that college pays off. College enrollment rates have increased a significant 28 percent between 2000 and 2016 and they are projected to continue increasing as stated by The National Center for Education Statistics. The Pew Research Center provides the following graph comparing earnings of young adults with no college, some college and a college degree. To read more, visit http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website has provided checklists for Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and adult students interested in preparing for college. Find these useful checklists here.
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Over the last seven years, #GivingTuesday has gained momentum. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It is a movement that promotes giving either by donating money, volunteering, or offering expertise and information as an act of kindness. Social media and other platforms drive #GivingTuesday and help bring many people and partners together such as nonprofits, organizations, businesses and individuals.
The World Future Forum organization, Future Institute, has provided multiple ways you can be part of #GivingTuesday. You can volunteer as a mentor for a college student, give an internship or job opportunity, or sponsor a student with a scholarship. But why help Future Institute? The students that Future Institute serves are less likely to attend college and more likely to dropout within their first year of college. These students belong to the following demographics.
To find out more on supporting Future Institute during this time of charity, please visit www.futureinstitute.us/future-blog-giving-to-students-in-need.
For more information on #GivingTuesday or find other ways you can be part of the movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
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Welcome to our last post for the month of October! Unfortunately, your students will continue being haunted by student loans long after deciding what loans are most convenient for them.
Developing a plan to manage their student loans is crucial to long-term financial and overall health. Here are a few tips to help your students manage their loans.
To learn how to budget click here.
For more information on consolidating your loans click here.
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