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What High School Juniors & Seniors should be doing NOW for College Success

Recently, Mr. Garrick Gibson of HBCU Lifestyle ( interviewed me about college prep guidance for high school juniors and seniors. I was so excited for this opportunity as I love any chance to empower and educate college-bound students. We discussed the very things that high school upperclassmen should be doing now to stand out among […]

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Parents, you may be thinking about your teen’s future, but is your teen thinking about it?

I want to announce some very exciting news! My article, Parents, is your teen ready for college?, is the featured article on Our Mom Spot! Parents, it is essential for you to stay involved in every aspect of your teen’s college prep process. I have given you tools and the resources to be a supportive parent […]

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8 Tips to Cultivate Student Accountability and College Success

 College and the freedom associated with it can be overwhelming for both students and families. Time management, increased academic rigor, and the absence of a safety net can be shocking.  We can prepare them for independence as early as 8th grade. 1. Help students match their affinities (special interests) to future career options both formally and […]

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The Role of Parents in Financing College

How much should parents contribute toward the cost of college? There isn’t any definitive answer to this question. Some feel it’s the parent’s responsibility to pay for the entire cost. Others feel that the student should participate financially. And still others believe the student is responsible for securing the loans, grants and scholarships themselves and the parents […]

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Introducing the Pursuing Greatness 2012 Expert Team!

My team and I have been getting everything ready for the annual Pursuing Greatness 2012 event held virtually August 13 – 17, 2012. I am so excited to host this wonderful event again to inspire, empower, and encourage college bound teens and families to pursue their dreams of attending college, graduating with a college degree, and […]

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The Olympian in You!

There’s an olympian in you! Do you believe it? I want you to take a moment and really think about it. Millions have gathered in London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to witness the world’s best athletes compete for the title of the top athletes in their respective fields. While I have had the […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 4

Parents, this is the last blog post in the series of the best ways you can partner with your teen during the transition from high school to college. If you have missed any blog posts in this series, please read them here – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In addition to making material […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 3

Parents, you are a vital part of your teens’ support network. However, they will need others in their support team to transition to the college environment successfully. I believe that a partnership is the best approach to the college preparation process because college bound teens can draw from the wealth of experience and resources in […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 2

In this blog post, I am going to share with you a very important way that you can partner with your teens as they prepare to attend college. Make the information your teens learn in class relevant to their daily lives. This step is so important because you are your child’s first teacher. But, wait, […]

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Top 3 Ways to Partner with your teens

Top 3 Ways to Partner with your College Bound Teens: Part 1

Parents, you want nothing more than to help your teens prepare for their future including attending and graduating college. You try to remind (or nag according to teens) your kids to turn in their college applications, get volunteer hours, or take their SAT/ACT tests which causes added stress if your teens procrastinate or ignore you altogether. From […]

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Book Review: Say This, NOT That to Your Professor

Say This, NOT That to Your Professor is ideal for college bound students and families. This book is so important for future college students to read because proper communication skills are necessary for a successful college career and throughout life. Communication skills are vital in college because there will be instances when students need to inform their […]

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