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  • This is the overview for the training for today. The training is broken up into three parts, first we will go over what is CPV and what is college access in general. Then we will go into actually being a college positive volunteer, and have two activities that will hopefully prepare you for talking to youth about college Lastly, we will explore the funding options available
  • These are the goals for the CPV training . We are hoping to achieve these four goals throughout the training
  • There are many barriers youth face when it comes to navigating the college process, and it is helpful to make mentors aware of these barriers so they can be addressed during their match meeting. The culture one grows up in has a major effect on their futures. Youth may grow up thinking college is not attainable. They may be first in their families where no one has gone to college, or it is expected a youth stays in the family business, and youth may be up against following their dreams of going to college or following the norms of their family. Being academically prepared for college is also something very important that oftentimes holds youth back from being successful in college. Encouraging the youth to attend school, to push themselves academically, have good study habits (no matter what age), actually put effort into the ACT (which is now mandatory in high schools), to take the tough classes to help prepare them, including AP (which will give them college credits). This will all help them to be successful in college. Paying for college is often the most talked about barrier when it comes to attending college. There are options available; youth just need to know what they are. As a college positive mentor, being there to provide payment options and resources can really encourage the mentee and their parent (s)/guardian(s) that college can be paid for.
  • The Toolkit is a resource provided to CPVs to aid them when they are encouraging youth to attend post-secondary institutions after high school.
  • MESP – can be started at anytime in a person’s life Payroll deduction Used at any institution in and out of state Can be used on books, fees, tuition, room and board MET – Purchase by credits Can be used at community colleges and public universities Will be refunded for private schools, disability, death etc. Can be used only on tuition and mandatory fees Can be used in coordination with one another

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  • 1. COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEERISM HELPING K-12 YOUTH TAKE STEPS TOWARD POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 2. Overview Part 1: What is CPV and College Access?  Activity  Review Part 2: Being a College Positive Volunteer  Activities  Review Part 3: Paying for College  Activity  Review © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 3. Goals of the CPV Training Understand what it means to be an ambassador of higher education as you serve in your community Be comfortable having conversations with youth about post-secondary options after high school Understand that you are RESOURCES not EXPERTS Comfortable using the CPV Toolkit and Website © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 4. Paula’s Story© 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 5. PART 1:WHAT IS COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEERISM AND COLLEGE ACCESS? © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 6. What is a College Positive Volunteer?  A College Positive Volunteer is a college student who is aware of how they impact the college readiness and enthusiasm of the youth they interact with as they volunteer in local communities. © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 7. CPV Mindset College is attainable for everyone. I am willing to do whatever I can to help K-12 youth prepare for and enroll in college.© 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 8. The CPV MottoNot: Are you going to college?But: Where are you going to college? And How can I help you get there? © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 9. [Activity 1 – College Road Map] Fill out Activity 1 in Activity Packet Think about how you got to college and how these had an influence on your decision to attend post-secondary educationQUESTIONS: Do you believe that you would have attended the college you did, without the experiences and supports you discussed above? How can you use your experiences to encourage them to attend college? How will you relate to K-12 students who have experienced different roadmaps ? © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 10. What is College Access? Encouraging and helping K-12 youth consider, plan for, and attend postsecondary institutions after high school Efforts are often aimed at underrepresented students, especially low-income and first-generation (or first in their families to go to college) students. However, the goal is college access for all. CPV is one of the many college access programs in Michigan © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 11. The CPV Definition of College The term “college” refers to:  Colleges and Universities (4 years)  Community and Junior Colleges (2 years)  Vocational, Technical, and Business Schools (certificate programs with various completion times) © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 12. Michigan’s Need 36.4% of Michigan’s 5.2 million working adults (ages 25-64 years) hold at least a two-year degree, according to 2010 Census data. This compares to the national average of 38.3% (Lumina Foundation, 2012) 62% of Michigan’s jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018 (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010) © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 13. Why Educational Attainment? Common Good Forecaster http://apps.unitedway.org/forecaster/ County Health Rankings  23% of children under age 18 living in poverty1 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved 1 (County Health Rankings, 2012, http://ow.ly/aNGG2)
  • 14. Addressing the Barriers to College Social Capital  College Knowledge  College is not attainable  Applying  Lack of family support  Visiting Colleges  First in their family  Majors Academic Preparation  Affordability  ACT or SAT  FAFSA  Study habits  Loans  School Attendance  Scholarships © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 15. Individuals with a college degree are more likely to…. Have a higher income  Over a lifetime, the average individual with a four-year degree will earn $1.6 million more than a high school graduate1 Have greater workforce mobility Be employed Have better health and a longer life expectancy Raise children that will attend college Be more productive and innovative in the workplace Be civically engaged (vote, advocate, fundraise) Engage in community service and charitable givingCompared to those without post-secondary credentials © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved 1 (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010 ) (Lumina Foundation, 2010)
  • 16. Who Benefits from College Access Programs? Everyone •The State of Michigan •Your Institution •K-12 Youth •You © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 17. 10 Benefits of Being a CPV1. You will be able to impact the life of a K-12 youth2. You may be able to be part of a group of students with similar interests3. You will be able to help others, by “paying it forward”4. You will have a new experience5. You will be able to address the needs in your community6. You will be fighting poverty, by promoting education7. You will develop and/or strengthen new skills while volunteering8. You will develop confidence in your interactions with K-12 youth9. You may be able to get course credit, if volunteering is a course requirement10. You will be able to add something valuable to your resume and/or graduate school applications © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 18. REVIEW 1WHAT IS COLLEGE ACCESS AND COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEERISM? © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 19. Question 1 What is the Toolkit definition of college access?  A: Helping college students get access to services  B: Helping community members gain access to college services  C: Helping K-12 students consider, plan for, and attend postsecondary institutions after high school  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 20. Question 2 What is the CPV Motto?  A: Are you going to college?  B: Are you thinking about college?  C: Where are you going to college, and how can I help you get there?  D: Are all students college bound? © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 21. Question 3 What is the CPV Mindset?  A: College is for some students  B: College is for students who can afford it  C: College is an excellent goal  D: College is attainable for all students © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 22. Question 4 What is a benefit of being a CPV?  A: You like working with K-12 youth  B: You want to do something tangible to impact your community  C: Doing so will look good on your resume and/or graduate school applications  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 23. Question 5 Who benefits from college access programs?  A: Your institution  B: The state of Michigan  C: K-12 Youth  D: Everyone © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 24. Question 6 Which institutions are included in the college access definition of college?  A: Four-year institutions  B: Four-year, two-year, vocational, technical, and business  C: Two-year and four-year  D: Four-year, vocational, technical, and business © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 25. Question 7 What is a benefit of a college education?  A: College graduates have increased personal and professional mobility  B: College graduates make more money  C: College graduates have improved health and a longer life expectancy  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 26. Question 8 College Positive Volunteers work with . . .  A: Students in grades K-12  B: Students who are in elementary school only  C: Students in high school only  D: Students in middle school only © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 27. Question 9 Who is a “first-generation” student?  A: The first person in his/her generation to go to college  B: The first person in his/her family to attend college  C: The first person in his/her neighborhood to attend college  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 28. Question 10 A college access program/initiative would . . .  A: Focus on job skills for college students  B: Work towards changing college entrance requirements  C: Include college students working with K-12 youth  D: Help K-12 youth become more civic-minded © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 29. PART 2:BEING A COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEER What To Do Before You Volunteer CPV Activities By Student Group CPV Activities By Length of Service Additional Resources/Activities © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 30. Being a CPV CPVs are collegeresources NOT experts!!! © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 31. CPV ToolkitContents1. Before you Volunteer2. Elementary School3. Middle School4. High School5. Ways to Pay for College6. Additional Resources7. Glossary of Terms © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 32. What to Do Before You VolunteerToolkit Section 1 Michigan Wear Your College College Gear!!!! © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 33. are e Innovativee Prepared e Consistente Culturally Sensitive e Professionale Introspective e a Good Role Modelisten xercise Caution © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 34. CPV Activities by Student GroupToolkit Sections 2, 3, & 4  Activities for:  Elementary Students  Page 8  Middle School Students  Page 16  High School Students  Page 22  Suggested activities can be modified, for example, use a middle school activity for elementary school youth if it is appropriate based on situation. © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 35. CPV Activities by Length of ServiceToolkit Sections 2, 3, & 4Event-Based Activity: a limited time interaction (one-dayevent, a week-long camp, etc.)  Example: Read about Role Models, page 9Short Term Activity: longer than an event (12-15 weeksemester or several months)  Example: Guest Speaker, page 10Extended Term Activity: a longer term commitment (sixmonths, a year, or longer)  Example: Awards Event, page 11 © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 36. [Activity 2 – Creating an Activity List]  Refer to Activity Sheet  Become familiar with the Toolkit section that would be most applicable to your volunteering  Section 2 (Elementary School)  Section 3 (Middle School)  Section 4 (High School)  Record two activities you would use when volunteering with youth as well as create your own college positive activity  Discuss © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 37. Ways to Pay for CollegeToolkit Section 5  Family/Personal Savings  Scholarships  Grants  College Work Study Programs  Working and Paying as You Go  Federal and State Financial Aid  State and Federal Loans  Private Loans © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 38. Additional ResourcesToolkit Section 6 Campus Visit Checklist: page 39 Online Scavenger Hunt: Colleges in Michigan: page 41 K-12 Self Inventory: page 44 Overview of Internet Resources: page 50 © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 39. The CPV Websiteww.micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx The CPV Toolkit ne Page Resources © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 40. Michigan College Access Portal www.michigancap.org Scholarship Search College Search Choosing a Career Path Loan Cost Calculator Michigan Electronic Library Test Preparation Resume Building © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 41. KnowHow2Go! http://knowhow2gomichigan.org/ 4 Steps to College  Be a Pain  Push Yourself  Find the Right Fit  Put Your hands on some cash Timeline, College Myths, PSAs Other Resources © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 42. [Activity 3 – Developing a Plan of Action]  Refer to Activity Sheet  You will be given a scenario  Work on your own or in groups  Share with the whole group what you would do in each situation  Discuss © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 43. REVIEW 2BEING A COLLEGE POSITIVE VOLUNTEER © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 44. Question 1 When volunteering, college students should . . .  A: Not expect much from the K-12 youth  B: Have high expectations for the K-12 youth  C: Have high but realistic expectations for the K-12 youth  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 45. Question 2 If you are being a nonjudgmental CPV, you will . . .  A: Ignore what the K-12 youth have to say  B: Tell the K-12 youth not to follow in their parents footsteps  C: Watch what you say when interacting with the K-12 youth  D: Try to act like you know everything © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 46. Question 3 A college student volunteer at a three-day, K-12 activity . . .  A: Cannot be a CPV  B: Can be an event-based CPV  C: Can be a short-term CPV  D: Can’t make a difference in the college goals of a K-12 youth © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 47. Question 4 One simple thing all CPVs can do to promote college is…  A: Wear their college gear when working with K-12 youth  B: Take the K-12 youth to a theatrical performance at their college or university  C: Commit to a year of volunteering with a K-12 youth  D: Fill out college applications with high school students © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 48. Question 5 If you are a short-term CPV, you are working with K-12 youth . . .  A: For a semester  B: For one month  C: For two months  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 49. Question 6 The Toolkit provides…  A: College Positive Activities for youth of all ages  B: Helpful websites and resources  C: College Campus Visit Checklist  D: All of the Above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 50. Question 7 College Positive Volunteers . . .  A: Know everything  B: Are college access experts  C: Are college access resources  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 51. Question 8 A CPV working with K-6 youth would probably not . . .  A: Read books with the youth about various professions  B: Review a college application with the students  C: Help the students create a college-related bulletin board  D: Have students cut out pictures of people in different occupations © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 52. Question 9 A CPV working with high school students should . . .  A: Encourage the students to prepare for the ACT/SAT  B: Tell students that they should always play a sport  C: Tell students that they should always go to a four- year college  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 53. Question 10 The activities for elementary students . . .  A: Cannot be used while working with middle school students  B: Should not be modified  C: Are the only activities you should use  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 54. PART 3: PAYING FOR COLLEGE © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 55. The CPV’s Job  Educate the K-12 youth on the possible ways to fund a college education  To direct the youth and their parents to resources they can use to consider the options
  • 56. Ways to Pay for College Family/Personal Savings Scholarships Grants Working and Paying as You Go Federal and State Financial Aid College Work Study Programs State and Federal Loans Private Loans © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 57. Family/ Personal Savings Not always an option Savings Plans Michigan Education Savings Plan - tax free growth  www.misaves.com Pre-paid tuition plans Allow the purchase of college credits at current tuition rates Michigan Education Trust (MET)  www.setwithmet.com © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 58. Scholarships Scholarships are great sources of funding Usually involve students having to maintain certain requirements such as a Grade Point Average, etc. Findingand applying for them can be overwhelming– therefore students should start early and search often  The Internet is a good, free source for scholarship information  All scholarships should have free applications! © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 59. Scholarship Options Scholastic achievement (grades, honor society membership, etc.) Religious affiliation Ethnicity Athletics The field/major a student intends to pursue Disabilities or handicaps students may have Special talents Utilize the Michigan College Access Portal’s “Scholarship Search” function to search for available scholarships © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 60. Grants Usually given by colleges, non-profit organizations, or government agencies Often given to individuals based on:  Financial needs  Meeting a certain criteria (i.e. certain ethnicities or race)  A commitment to study a particular field (i.e. nursing) Filing the FAFSA is necessary to obtain government grants, however the internet is a free way to search for other available grants © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 61. Working and Paying As You Go Students take a limited number of classes per term (about two), possibly live at home to keep expenses minimal, and pay the tuition for their college classes out of their earnings. It does take a longer amount of time, however, students graduate DEBT FREE! © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 62. The FAFSA The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” Needed for State and Federal  Scholarships  Grants  Work Study  Loans Applicable for students planning to attend four- year colleges, two-year colleges, and other career-focused training institutions © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 63. The FAFSA Can be completed online or on paper, as early as January 1st by students and their parents in their senior years. The FAFSA should be completed by the date’s posted on the college’s website, which is typically March 1st. © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 64. The FAFSATo file the FAFSA, the following documents are required: Social Security card Driver’s license (if any) W-2 forms and other records of money earned Income tax return Records of child support paid Current bank statementsCPVs are not to help students fill out the FAFSA, because itrequires sensitive financial information. However, if it is aFAFSA event, we encourage CPVs to help, because trainedprofessionals will be in attendance. © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 65. The FAFSA Sources of Information About the FAFSA and Financial Aid:  High school guidance counselors  College financial aid offices  The Federal Student Aid website -www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov  College Goal Sunday - www.collegegoalsundayusa.org © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 66. State and Federal Grants Michigan Grants-michigan.gov/mistudentaid  Children of Veterans Tuition Grant   Michigan Tuition Grant   Police Officers and Fire Fighters Survivors Tuition Program  Tuition Incentive Program  Federal Grants- studentaid.ed.gov  Federal Pell Grant  Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)  Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)  Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant  Institutional Grants © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 67. Federal Work Study Programs College work study programs are paying jobs offered to certain students based on their financial needs as part of federal, state or college-based financial aid. Students usually work on campus or locally for at least the current minimum wage and the federal government funds up to 100% of the student’s paycheck. The amount of aid given is based on the student’s pay rate and the number of hours they work. Information about applying for Federal Work Study © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 68. State and Federal Loans Loans must be repaid. Pursue this payment option after applying for grants, scholarships, and before private loans They offer lower interest rates and the variety of repayment options compared to private loans Offered directly to students or their parents/guardians  www.studentaid.ed.gov  Subsidized (government pays interest while student is in school)  Unsubsidized (student is responsible to pay for interest) © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 69. Private Loans Private loans should be the last option after applying for all other forms of aid! Filing the FAFSA is not necessary for these loans Provided by private lenders, such as banks, credit unions, and other institutions such as www.salliemae.com The least cost-effective way to finance a college education, however sometimes the easiest to obtain © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 70. [Activity 4 – Paying for College] Refer to Activity Packet You will be given a funding option to complete this activity 1. Scholarships 4. Grants 2. Work and Pay as You Go 5. Work Study 3. Federal and State Aid 6. Private Loans Discuss © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 71. REVIEW 3PAYING FOR COLLEGE © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 72. Question 1 Because a four-year education can be expensive, low-income students . . .  A: Should only attend two-year institutions  B: Should forget about attending college altogether  C: Explore multiple payment options, including federal student aid  D: Should choose to go to the cheapest four-year institution © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 73. Question 2 Scholarships found on the internet . . .  A: Are a waste of time  B: Are only based on academic achievement  C: Can only be conducted by high school seniors  D: Should always be free, if not they are a scam © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 74. Question 3 Ways to pay for college include:  A: Federal Aid  B: Grants  C: Private/Bank Loans  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 75. Question 4 Federal financial aid begins with the completion of the . . .  A: SAFFA  B: FAFSA  C: FAFA  D: FFA © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 76. Question 5 Students and/or their parents should ______ pay to complete the application for federal aid.  A: Sometimes  B: Always  C: Never  D: None of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 77. Question 6 Scholarships are . . .  A: Offered by a wide range of institutions  B: Offered to students who excel in athletics  C: Offered to students who intend to pursue specific fields  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 78. Question 7 Private/Bank Loans are…  A: Sometimes easy to obtain  B: Not Cost Effective  C: Are based a family’s credit rating  D: All of the above © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 79. Question 8 CPVs are supposed to . . .  A: Help K-12 youth pay for college  B: Be aware of the possible ways K-12 youth can pay for college  C: Help K-12 youth fill out their financial aid forms  D: Know everything about paying for college © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 80. Question 9 K-12 youth and their families can complete the federal student aid form . . .  A: Online  B: Via paper  C: Neither A nor B  D: Both A and B © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 81. Question 10 The application for federal student aid should be completed  A: By January 1st  B: By February 1st  C: By March 1st  D: It depends; students should check with their institutions and the federal student aid website © 2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
  • 82. Congratulations!You are now a certified College Positive Volunteer! For more information, visit: http://micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx