Just finished talking with some of the amazing students of Hough High (Cornelius, NC). Thank you Donna Davis for inviting us to present at Husky Time. Here's the memory joggers we left with them as a hand out:
Planning Well is Part of Succeeding Well
You are what you eat
- Your body: the only one you get!
- Whole foods more
- Processed/packaged/fast foods less
Food journal record what you eat . . . AND
- How it makes you feel later
- Make new food habits (feel better perform better look better)
Pick a Destination before starting the trip
- Career aptitude assessment
- Earn Money (a job) or Spend Money (college)
Always give your BEST effort
- Be worth more than you are being paid
- Always continue to learn
Plan Campus visits
- Do not apply if you have not seen
- Look, listen, ask questions, keep notes
Only one option = no real choice
- Best time to look for work is when you do not need a job
- Apply to 6 to 8 colleges
- ½ State colleges & ½ Private colleges
Being free means being accountable to your own actions and decisons
- Communicate directly (you + boss /// you + college)
- They are really nice people
A family met with me May 2nd. They asked for help trying to solve their dilemma: how to pay for their child's $20,706 per year college costs.
They logged in to the student's university account. I saw the numbers - $20,706 for the first year. The student has a solid GPA and SAT score. The university is one in the state system, and he is attending as an in-state student.
The parents are not wealthy. They are solidly in the middle of the middle-class. However, that means there was no "need-based financial aid" for which they are eligible.
Their student was offered a federal loan ($5,500 as a freshman). The rest -- $15,205 -- dad and mom have to come up with -- half now and the other half in January.
If you, too, would be scratching your head trying to figure out where to come up with that kind of money, every year, for four, five (or more?) years, join the club.
That is the problem we solve. It helps us to have more than 10 weeks to solve it. Please contact us today.
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