With many exciting recent developments to share, including the first (inter)national BetterGrads team meeting, a presentation to the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, upcoming presentations at Oakland Tech, initial feedback from GHS, it’s time for another update on BetterGrads!
BetterGrads week in review #1: Community Initiatives meeting and Granada High School College 101 Presentations to over 600 students and parents.
This week, members of our national team and local college student peer advisors will deliver our first series of “College 101″ presentations.
Based on YOUR responses, we’ve compiled the Top-10 in questions about college. With the answers, of course.
BetterGrads has received a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley.
Placing yourself in a whole new environment and breaking the ice with many new people and experiences can be exciting yet a little nerve-wrecking at the same time. Openly and positively interacting with others that don’t quite share the same personality or don’t have the same character as you do is a breakthrough with reaching out beyond what you normally are accustomed to. Learning something new in which you’ve never came across to before opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you may never have thought would spark your interest. I knew college was going to be a fresh new start and a journey of growth and development, not only academically, but personally as well. For those of you going into college, the first piece of advice I could give is to make sure you go into the experience with an open mind. You’ll discover a lot about [...]
Is it even possible to create a college going culture at a high school if one does not exist already? This article highlights three of the barriers that inhibit a school’s ability to promote a college going culture.
A link to our teaser video.
We believe high school students need college student advisors who are close to their age and connected to their schools. As “experts” on the topic of college, college students are uniquely positioned to impact their younger peers. Thus, we offer local student-to-student peer advising in California. We connect high school students with local college student peer advisors to prepare them for the college experience and long-term success. Through student-driven “College 101” Presentations and this website, BetterGrads will offer high school students the information and support they need to succeed in college. BetterGrads creates, organizes, and helps facilitate College 101 Presentations, delivered by local college students at nearby high schools. Our college student peer advisors will be able to contribute content to this website where students can explore college and engage with peer advisors online. Our goal at BetterGrads is to give college students the platform and the tools they need [...]
Interaction between college students and high school students is desperately needed, especially amidst the billions of dollars in education budget cuts in California.