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Logistics:  

  • Location: Urban School, pod specific rooms
  • Regular Time: 12:00 - 2:00 (Mentoring )

AGENDA

  • 12:05 - 12:15 (10 min) | Welcome Back Activity
     
  • 12:20 - 12:40 (20 min)Reflections
    • Last semester
      • What’s one thing that didn’t go so well? Were there any lessons that you could take away with to apply to in the future?
      • What’s one thing you did well, whether academic or personal or otherwise? Why do you think it went well? How will this apply to future situations?
    • This semester
      • What’s one thing you’re super stoked about?
      • Pick one of your concerns. What can you or MM do to help you alleviate some of that stress?
      • List out any concerns or stresses that you have, anything that’s even slightly stressful for you.
         
  • 12:40 - 1:20 (40 min) | Gallery Wall Brainstorming: What do I need to know to be successful in college?
     
  • 1:20 - 1:55 (35 min) | Housekeeping & Scholarships
    • Update college list in tracker (Tab 8, Columns C through G for all final colleges)
    • Meritus - due 1/15
    • Find more scholarships on College Greenlight
      • Log into College Greenlight and go to “Scholarships” tab
      • 1) Update your profile to get more relevant scholarships
      • 2) Check out the pill-looking filters at the top
      • 3) For interested scholarships, mark it under the “Next Steps” dropdown
    • Other Scholarship Resources
  • 1:55 - 2:00 (5 min) | Announcements
    • 1/13 - no session b/c of MLK
    • 1/20 - Everyone’s in session, from 10am - 1pm. We won’t be together as a class. Mentees will be doing their own thing, and mentors will be doing theirs
    • 2/3 or 2/10 - Parent Orientation - great time for parents to come with any questions about colleges, scholarships, FAFSA, loans, what college is like, etc. Exact date TBD.
    • General schedule for rest of semester:
      • Feb: scholarships and financial aid
      • Rest of year:  getting you ready for college and beyond with the ideas that we’ve generated from this session