The Holidays are Almost Upon Us!

Here is an article on dealing with the holidays:  COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS

Here is an article about holiday parties: PARTIES AND ALCOHOL

Dealing with the Election – volunteer opportunities and responsible sharing

Regardless of who your student voted for, whether their candidate won or lost, big changes are coming to our country. Here are two good articles – the first, from Buzzfeed, offers 27 ways to engage.  The second, from the Huffington Post, talks about being well-informed and responsible sharing.  

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WHAT IS THE FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the gateway receiving to the Pell Grant (up to $5810 for the 2017-18 school year), work-study, and student loans. Schools and scholarships also use the information from the FAFSA when awarding need-based grants. Because these scholarships are often awarded first-come, first-served, it […]

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Job Hunting Basics

Here are some documents about how to find a job, whether it’s a part-time summer gig or a full-time professional position after graduation.  If you have anything to add, let us know and we’ll post it! Your Resume Resumes and Cover Letters (2006 FC2S) Job Search Basics for Part-time Work Volunteer Work and Internships (2006 […]

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Talking to Students about Money

This document was developed by a focus group, and much of the information is directly quoted from what young people said. Talking with Young People about Finances Here is the FC2S Budget Form which our ETV coordinators use when talking with students about their budgets.

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The 2016-17 FAFSA and beyond

Here are some documents from the federal government and TurboTax to help you help your student understand FAFSA. Unique_Situations_Tip_Sheet_2016-17 – includes questions that pertain to your student as a foster youth Guide to Tax Form 1098 – this information from TurboTax discusses the tax form sent out by colleges and other educational institutions fafsa-changes-17-18 – this document from […]

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Why Texting’s Important

Coach Christine sent us this article from Inside Higher Ed.  It’s about professors texting their students, but it pertains to our ASP students as well – note, particularly, the paragraph printed in red.  Interesting! The Desire Path of Texting •  September 18, 2015 • Karen Costa I have been actively texting my students for almost a year with great […]

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Great Suggestions from a Coach

Coach Kristen recently created this document, which you are welcome to share with your student(s).  It’s got great ideas on how to make the most of their education! Click here for the document: FYStudentHandout.

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Here are some words to spark a conversation!

Click HERE for a great TED talk you might want to share with your student.  It’s all about what it really means to be articulate.

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Quick gifts and pick-me-ups

Coach Debbie has been searching the web for cool gift ideas for her students, and she’s come up with a bunch! Click on them to see what you might send your student – and if you have suggestions of your own let us know and we’ll add them. Thank you, Debbie! Bear hugs Crunch time […]

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