Parenting is not easy and given the last five months, we have all learned how to live, learn, and work with our kids some of whom have not lived in our house for a while. Knowing you are not alone and having a community to share your thoughts, frustrations, concerns, and celebrations are what led Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman to launch Your Teen Media.
With schools announcing their plans for the fall of 2020, many students and families are wondering what options are available for a gap year experience. As a veteran in the industry and the Founder and Executive Director of the Gap Year Association, Ethan Knight and his team have been working hard with their members and gap year programs to communicate all of the changes and opportunities available through the Gap Year Association website.
The Spring of 2020 has brought about many changes for college admissions and with that comes many questions from parents and students about what now? Where do we start and what should our focus be if we have a rising senior?
Gap semesters and gap year programs have become more popular in the last ten-fifteen years with students finding value in taking some time off of school before starting their college adventure. Colleges are more accepting and adaptable to students taking a gap semester and many even encourage a gap semester or year program before starting freshman year.
How can parents support their students during the college admissions journey? What resources are available for students and families? How to use online resources to research colleges from home and the importance of getting engaged early on as a freshman at college, are all topics Lee and I will cover in our discussion today.
College is expensive and now more than ever, families are working very hard to pay for college. Finding ways to pay for college takes time, energy, and resources. We hear all about the scholarships and grants available but how do you find scholarships?
With all the recent changes and disruption to the testing environment, we invited Jen Henson on our show to help clarify questions surrounding the testing environment. What are the recent changes to the ACT/SAT tests and test schedule? Should students take the ACT/SAT if they are applying to test-optional schools?
We know how important it is to find a university or college that is the right fit is for your student. Choosing a college is not easy in general – it takes time and research to find the school that is the right fit.
We know the college admissions process can be stressful for not only students but parents as well. How can parents support their kids as they navigate their junior and senior years? Sometimes our “help” actually creates more anxiety for students.