Why and how to support your college-going child

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Slides from a brief talk at Moore High School's (Louisville, KY) senior awards night, May 2010. The presentation was aimed at helping parents understand how and why to support their children as the students advanced to postsecondary education.

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Why and how to support your college-going child

  1. 1. The average college graduate makes about $1 million more than a high school graduate over a lifetime CC: Flickr user AComment
  2. 2. April 2010 Unemployment Data 15.00 14.7 11.25 10.6 9.9 7.50 8.3 4.9 3.75 0 All US Less Than High School High School, No College Some College/Associate Degree Bachelor Degree U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. 3. Let go. CC: Flickr user longwayround
  4. 4. Be their biggest fan. CC: Flickr user Crucsou-Barus
  5. 5. “None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me.” - Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on studying calligraphy and learning about typography as a college student
  6. 6. Foster creativity Via Fast Company, May 18, 2010 http://www.fastcompany.com/1648943/creativity-the-most-important-leadership- quality-for-ceos-study?partner=homepage_newsletter

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