Dec. 13, 2020

Freshman Year Checklist. The Steps Every 9th Grader Should Take to Build a Strong College Application

Freshman Year Checklist. The Steps Every 9th Grader Should Take to Build a Strong College Application
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#020 - This episode is the first in a series that will take you through all the steps your kid should take during each year of high school, to build a strong college application in all areas, and maximize the chances for admission.

The freshman year is a very important one. College admission officers look at what each student has accomplished during all the years of high school, not just the junior and senior years.

We will go through a combination of 11 very important steps and things you should keep in mind to make sure your kid begins to build the portions of the college application that begin during the freshman year, strongly.

Links mentioned on this episode:

FAFSA4caster – Tool that helps you estimate how much federal financial aid your kid will receive Volunteer opportunities for teens

American Red Cross : Youth volunteer opportunities

Habitat for Humanity: Habitat youth programs

The Humane Society: Animal rescue volunteering opportunities in your community

The Key Club: the oldest service program for high schoolers. It has quite a history of helping teens get involved in volunteering. Because clubs are student-led, you get a direct say in the kinds of service projects you want to do. There may already a chapter in your school. Click here if you want to start a chapter in your high school

Meals on Wheels: To provide meals to seniors

Best Buddies: Help end the social, physical, and economic isolation of 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Sierra Club: To fight for climate justice. To start your own club chapter

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