New York State announces new scholarship for fall 2017

New York State is rolling out a new scholarship based on income and financial need.  It’s for any New Yorker, but foster youth fit the bill perfectly!

This first-of-its-kind in the nation plan will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019.

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Summer Internships – It May Not Be Too Late!

Summer time for foster students can mean moving from campus housing to a temporary residence, and a break from the structure of classes.  Students can use the summer months to build up experience for their resumes by participating in internships.  The internet offers many resources for them.  This link provides a listing of full and […]

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Is your graduate looking for a job?

Ray Rogers, the Director of Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX has a concise four tip plan for college graduates as they begin their job search.  The more resources that are made available to our student graduates, the more proactive and confident they will be as they begin this next […]

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Dealing with the Blues

There may be a conversation with a student that raises a red flag that things just aren’t right: -they may express being trapped or having no reason to live -something in the conversation points to acting recklessly or other behaviors that are not the norm for the student -the student’s conversation shows signs of depression […]

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Yeah, but what do they REALLY learn?

How effective is the typical college lecture class? You’ll listen to your students describe their teachers and their lecture classes.  Here is an excellent NPR article on how much students actually learn from these lectures.  The author discusses the “active listening” technique that may help our students engage in their lectures and actually retain what […]

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Jobs for NY Students!

If your student lives in one of the New York boroughs, they might be able to take advantage of a Brooklyn training program or summer job. Encourage them to view these websites as part of their job search!  

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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

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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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