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  • Leonard: Say name and brief background Mariesha: Name, brief background, College Bound explanation
  • Leonard: This seminar is about what you want from life and how you can go about getting what you want. Think about this: where do you want to be in ten years? Mariesha: Handout explanation
  • Leonard: Can you see yourself living in a high-rise?
  • Leonard: A house that belongs to only you?
  • Leonard: An apartment building? Mariesha: Take a few minutes to picture your future house and circle the best option for you.
  • Leonard: What kind of job do you see yourself having? Do you see yourself as a healthcare worker?
  • Leonard: What about working at a big company?
  • Leonard: What about being a coach, trainer or team doctor? Mariesha: Take a few minutes to think about what kind of job you want to have. Circle the best one for you. Again, we know that these are only a few of the many jobs out there, so we’ve included a ‘choose your own’ section
  • Leonard: A small, practical car?
  • Leonard: A convertible or sports car?
  • Leonard: A big luxury SUV? Mariesha: Take another minute and circle the car you want to have.
  • Leonard: This presentation is about how you can achieve those goals. How are you going to get the things that you want? There are many paths you can take that lead you where you want to go. College is one of those roads that you can take, and the one we are focusing on today.
  • Mariesha: College could be the best choice for you. How will it accomplish the goals you laid out for yourself? Let’s think of a few of the reasons.
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Leonard: Going along with the money, college graduates are healthier because they have more time to exercise and more money to afford healthier food- this means they are less likely to be overweight or obese. How many of you know that you can see a doctor whenever you get sick without having to wait? College Graduates are more likely to have jobs with health benefits. When they do need to go to the doctor, that means college graduates are more likely to have health insurance to cover medical bills. They can choose what doctor they see and spend less time waiting.
  • Leonard: How many of you feel like people really listen to what you have to say? College graduates tend to be more involved with their community and have a voice into what goes on in their neighborhood. College graduates are more likely to vote or be involved in service and community groups, which means that politicians and other decision makers listen to them. Attending college can put you in a position to make your neighborhood better. Mariesha: You can inspire your community and your family.
  • Mariesha: So who here has little siblings or little cousins? By going to college you can inspire your siblings, maybe even your parents to be successful and to consider college or other careers they didn’t think they were capable of.
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Mariesha: Most importantly, a college degree will grant you the freedom of choice. Think about your answers for where you want to be in ten years. A college degree can give you the ability to choose the car you want, choose the type of house you want, and choose the career you want. In other words, a college degree can give you the opportunity to choose the kind of life you want to live.
  • Mariesha: This is an exciting time in your life. Your future is wide open, full of possibilities. The choices you make now in 9 th grade will either keep all doors open or close some off for you. We want you to never limit yourself . This is why we are talking about college to you now, in the ninth grade. The door to college is open, and you should make sure that it stays that way. Leonard: STORY We are going to give you 7 actions you can do this year to help you be ready to apply for the college of your dreams. Getting to senior year and deciding you don’t want to go to college is so much better than looking around your senior year when you do decide you want to go to college and realizing you limited yourself in your freshmen year.
  • Mariesha: Challenging yourself sometimes means you don’t end up completely successful, but the climb is what is important. If you take away nothing else from this entire presentation, remember this- you need to take the hardest level of classes possible. Colleges like to see that you can challenge yourself, and it will make you more ready for college academically. So think about it. Do you think colleges want you to take harder classes even if it means getting lower grades? Look at the person to your left. Let’s say you are taking geometry and you are getting an A+! Great job. But your neighbor, they are taking HONORS geometry and they get a B-. Who do you think colleges will like more? (Raise hands) Your neighbor, that’s right. Grades are important, but they are important given what classes you get the grades in. Think about it . What classes can you take to challenge yourself?
  • Mariesha: Remember that the grades you earn are still a very important part of your college application. You should work your hardest in your classes to make sure you earn the best grades possible for you. It will not be easy and you are going to have to work hard. Push yourself, everything counts! Remember that colleges look at grades from all four years . The better grades you earn now, the more you will thank yourself junior and senior year when you are able to build off a high GPA. Think about it. What can you be doing to make better grades?
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Leonard: Beyond your transcript, colleges use standardized tests, such as the ACT, as an unbiased way of comparing students. Your test score is an important part of your application, but remember it is not the only part. The ACT is not a test of your intelligence, it is something that you can get better at by practicing. You can take practice tests starting this year by just asking your counselor. Your freshmen year, you can take EXPLORE, and your sophomore year you can take PLAN, a practice version of the ACT. The more times you take a big test like this, the more comfortable you will be- while everyone else is freaking out the morning of the ACT, you will be a pro. Don’t blow off practice tests. You can learn what areas you should study for, and your final score will be much better as a result. Think about it. When is the first time you will practice the ACT?
  • Mariesha: Look around and find interests and hobbies that interest and excite you. Don’t just do what seems easy or is the cool thing to do- if all of your friends are playing volleyball, that doesn’t mean that’s the only thing you can do. Try different things to find out what you really like, because doing something you are passionate about will make you happier. There are so many things you can do- from building bikes with a community group to having a job with a cook in a restaurant to playing different musical instruments, the possibilities are endless. You have to get out there and explore though, and freshmen year is the time to do that. Think about it. What new activities will you try this year/
  • Mariesha: Once you discover what you are good at and what you like to do, start to specialize. Start off this year by trying a bunch of things, but settle on only a few that you want to really work at. If you are running around doing a lot of things, you’ll never be the best at something, so pick something and become a star! Work really hard at whatever you are doing, and make sure to become a leader- captain of the team, president of debate club, manager at your job. Think about it. How will you show that you are a leader?
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Leonard: There are a lot of costs of going to college, more than tuition- there is transportation back and forth, there are books, food, your dorm room… it can all add up. Starting to save now will really help. We know this is different for everyone, but understand that it is important to invest in your future now.
  • Mariesha: You shouldn’t be freaked out over the large sticker price. Even a little bit of savings will add up. Take something like an energy drink or a soda. Buying just three energy sodas a week, over four years, adds up to over fifteen hundred dollars. And that’s just one type of drink! There are a lot of ways to save. Think about it. What is one way that you can save money?
  • Leonard: We also know that saving not going to be possible for everyone. Many of you may be thinking, “Yes, this all sounds great, but even if I start saving now and get in, I still can’t afford college.” A lot of people think of college as being just too expensive for them. But if you look at this example of a College Bound student, you can see that there is tons of help out there for you. We’ll go over this in more detail later in the year, but there are scholarships, grants and affordable loans- he got an almost free ride to Mizzou. Remember, the better grades you have, the more colleges will compete to give you scholarships. Bottom line: if you decide that you want to go to college, no matter who you are, you will be able to afford it. Put that worry on the backburner, and focus on the things you can do now to keep those doors open.
  • Leonard: One main reason for attending college is money. College graduates earn on average 50% more money per year than High School graduate. You can see this in the graph – HS graduates earn on average $31,000 a year where college graduates earn on average $56,000 a year. Mariesha: So, how much more money do you think college graduates earn over their entire lives than high school graduates? Raise your hand if you think it is ten thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it is fifty thousand dollars! Raise your hand if you think it’s a million dollars! The last one is right- college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non- college graduates. Earning more money gives you access to all sorts of things, from nicer cars and homes, to better health care.
  • Mariesha: Read quote Building your character is helpful for everyone to be successful. People who have good character are respected by their friends, teachers, parents and bosses. Colleges also look for character, not just grades and test scores. They want to get a sense of what kind of person they will be accepting into their community.
  • Leonard: On the screen are some words people use to describe people they admire, and some people taking action to build their character. These students are showing that they are committed, intelligent and hardworking by studying, and passionate, creative and caring by doing service- in fact, all of the things we’ve talked about. Studying, getting involved in extra curricular activities, saving money, all of these are ways to show your character. Think about it. How do you want people to describe you? Are there actions you can take now to build your character?
  • Leonard: Remember, the way you spend your time now affects whether you will be able to reach your goals later.  Think of everything you do now as “building blocks” that bring you closer to achieving your goals.
  • Leonard: Plan, prepare, pursue and you can keep the doors of opportunity open. Thank you for listening! You can take your worksheets home with you and use them to plan.
  • Thank you for listening! You can take your worksheets home with you.

Seminar One Final For Website Edited Seminar One Final For Website Edited Presentation Transcript

  • The Road Ahead of You Get Your College Prep On © 2009 College Bound
  • Where do you want to be in ten years? © 2009 College Bound
  • What kind of house do you want to live in? High-Rise in a big city © 2009 College Bound
  • Single-Family Home in a quiet neighborhood © 2009 College Bound
  • Apartment Building close to work © 2009 College Bound
  • Working in the Emergency Room at Barnes-Jewish as a doctor or nurse What kind of job do you want? © 2009 College Bound
  • Running a big company, like Monsanto or Anheuser-Busch © 2009 College Bound
  • Working with Athletes on a team as a coach or trainer © 2009 College Bound
  • What kind of car do you want to drive? Honda Civic – $15,000-22,000 © 2009 College Bound
  • BMW z4 – $40,000-60,000 © 2009 College Bound
  • Range Rover – $60,000-80,000 © 2009 College Bound
  • Which way should I go? © 2009 College Bound
  • Why go to College? © 2009 College Bound
  • Earn More Money Median Annual Earnings (U.S. Census Bureau) © 2009 College Bound
  • Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound How much more money do you think college graduates earn over an entire lifetime than high school graduates? $10,000 $250,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
  • Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound How much more money do you think college graduates earn over an entire lifetime than high school graduates? $1,000,000 That’s right, college graduates make over a million dollars more in a lifetime than non-college graduates. Remember what you picked out for your future? Earning more money gives you the ability to make different choices for yourself.
  • Live Healthier © 2009 College Bound
  • Have a Voice In Your Community © 2009 College Bound
  • Have an Impact on Your Family © 2009 College Bound
  • Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound There is a measurable difference between high school graduates and college graduates when it comes to: Cigarette Smoking Amount of medical care received Frequency of voting Volunteering All of the above
  • Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound There is a measurable difference between high school graduates and college graduates when it comes to: All of the above That’s right, college graduates are less likely to be addicted to cigarettes, receive better medical care, and are more likely to vote and volunteer.
  • Increase Your Options © 2009 College Bound
  • Right now all doors are open to you. How do you keep your doors open? 7 Things You Can Do Now © 2009 College Bound
  • 1. Dare to Test Yourself Take more difficult classes even if it means a lower grade 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • pa 2. Work For The Grades! Think of good grades as money in the bank 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound Colleges would look more favorably at a student who had B’s than A’s if the student was: Involved in lots of extracurricular activities Was a good athlete Enrolled in more challenging classes Was enrolled in a city school Colleges always prefer A students over B students
  • Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound Colleges would look more favorably at a student who had B’s than A’s if the student was: Enrolled in more challenging classes Colleges like to see that you can challenge yourself AND that you are academically prepared, even if that means getting a lower grade.
  • 3. Make Friends With the Test Practice, practice, practice! Everyone applying to college must take a standardized test – practice them now! 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • 4. Discover Your Passions Explore out of school and after school activities. Find out what you like and what you are good at. 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • 5. Rise to Leadership Be a star at what you like! “ Become pointy!” 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound Colleges want students that are well-rounded, so you should do as many after school activities as possible. True False
  • Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound Colleges want students that are well-rounded, so you should do as many after school activities as possible. False Take a look at the activity pyramid. You can see that colleges are looking for students who dedicate themselves to one or two activities and show leadership .
  • 6. Save Your Money When You Can There are a lot of costs: Tuition: $7,368 Fees: $1,253 Room: $3,917 Board: $2,370 Books: $800 Personal: $1,350 Total Cost: $17,058 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • Even a Little Bit Adds Up… $2.49 $2.49 X 3 a week = $7.47 $7.47 X 52 weeks in a year = $388.44 $388.44 X 4 years in high school= $1553.76 © 2009 College Bound
  • P.S. No matter what , you CAN afford to go!!! ACTUAL COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT: Federal Pell Grant : $5,350 Federal SEOG Grant : $1000 Academic Competitiveness Grant : $750 Federal Work Study: $1300 Diversity Award : $2500 Mizzou Grant : $920 Access Missouri Grant : $1600 Scholarship Foundation Award : $2000 Perkins Loan: $1000 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: $1000 Total in Grants, Scholarships and Loans $17,420 $352 MORE THAN THE COST OF COLLEGE! © 2009 College Bound
  • Quiz Yourself… © 2009 College Bound
    • If you are a student who receives Free and Reduced Lunch all you have to do to get money for college is fill out a form called the FAFSA
      • True
      • False
  • Know The Facts © 2009 College Bound If you are a student who receives Free and Reduced Lunch, all you have to do to get money for college is fill out a form called the FAFSA. True The FAFSA is a form used to determine who can get free money from the government to help them go to school. Students who qualify for ‘Free and Reduced Lunch’ will also qualify to get money to help them pay for school.
  • 7. Build Your Character “ I have a dream that my four little children … not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character .” 7 Ways to Keep Your Doors Open: © 2009 College Bound
  • I admire people who are: Caring Committed Creative Energetic Hard-working Honest Independent Intelligent Loyal Passionate Powerful Responsible © 2009 College Bound
  • Little steps taken now become building blocks towards your goals. © 2009 College Bound
  • Plan, Prepare, Pursue
    • And you can keep the doors of opportunity open
    © 2009 College Bound
  • Questions about College Prep? 734-904-2648 Questions about College Bound? Call the office! 314-361-4441 © 2009 College Bound