Created in the form of a planner, it is seamlessly incorporated into everyday student life. Guide includes: tips, exercises, resources, inspirational quotes, and important dates.
Start Here focuses on on how to properly create and follow through goals. Ultimately, creating a four-year high school plan is the goal. This includes working with advisors, parents, and self-guided exercises to figure out what that may be.
In Charged Up, students take their four-year plan and begin to take action. By participating in volunteering/community service, summer internships, and student organizations First-Gen students begin to ground themselves within the community. They will also begin to identify members in the community they can rely on as mentors as they begin to achieve their goals.
By the time students reach their junior year in high school they should already be on their way to realizing their goals. Often times junior year is the most stressful for students, Dream Big focuses on staying on track and preparing for upcoming AP tests and college placement tests if they haven't done so already.
The final year! Students have spent the last three years making goals and following through with them. Take Off focuses on understanding post-high school options and information on how to apply for scholarships and FAFSA/Financial Aid. #FirstGenMKE helps organize college visits to local campuses with strong First-Generation student support. Students will have the skills, tools, and network needed to succeed in the post-secondary journey.
The hashtag #FirstGenMKE creates a unique online community for First-Generation students, parents, and alumni to ask questions or spread information. Bold colors, engaging content, and fun videos/gifs/tutorials take the pressure off of researching important information.
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