College and Career Prep Clubs
Middle School Career Club
This club encourages students in grades 6–8 to learn about potential careers and explore fields that interest them. Members are introduced to budgets and create one based upon future lifestyle choices and the average income of their researched careers. Skills for success are reviewed; members learn time management, study skills, and stress management strategies. An overview of the high school experience enables students to enter high school with a direction in mind, making them more likely to embrace and succeed in a high school program that prepares them for pursuing their career interests.
High School Career Club
This club encourages students in grades 9–12 to learn about potential careers and explore fields that interest them. Members are introduced to budgets and create one based upon future lifestyle choices and the average income of their researched careers. Members review and discuss skills for success, transferable skills, and skills that enable high school students to embrace and succeed in their high school program. Finally, members engage in career activities including building a resume, finding and applying for jobs and internship opportunities, and developing interview strategies and techniques. This club enables students to transition from high school with more direction in mind, making them more likely to embrace and succeed in a postsecondary program that prepares them for pursuing their career interests
College Planning Club
This club, designed for students in grades 9–12 who are interested in college, guides members through the college preparation and admissions process and also discusses college planning, building a resume, identifying career interests and potential majors, researching colleges, completing applications, and identifying financial aid and scholarship opportunities. LiveLesson
® sessions and Message Boards provide support and encourage discussion as participants develop a portfolio that includes elements sought by college admissions committees.
First-Generation Student Club
This club is designed for students in grades 9–12 who aspire to be the first in their families to graduate from college. It provides mentoring, advice, and personal development activities to help the students understand, plan, and prepare for the college application and admissions process. First-Generation Club members will learn about college admissions requirements and how they differ from high school graduation requirements, the importance of extracurricular activities, and how to build a student resume. Interest inventories will be used, and members will learn how to research colleges based upon their identified interests and majors. The college application process will be reviewed, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities will be introduced.