We’re excited to share the first Alumni newsletter of the school year! Even though you will not be joining us for monthly Saturday Summits anymore, our team is still here to share valuable information as you move into your senior year. We can’t wait to see what this year holds for each and every one of you!
August and September, 2020
Lots of fun and exciting new things have been happening! Check out the latest edition of the LAUNCHPAD to meet the newest member of the LAUNCH family, get a jump start on college applications with our resources of the month, find out how you can stay engaged with the College LAUNCH for Leadership Program, and so much more.
October is all about prepping for college and prepping to perform your most important civic duty, voting. Check out the October edition of the LAUNCHPAD to find inspiration for the future, helpful voting resources for all voters, check in to see what should be on your college prep radar for October, and more!
College application season is gearing up, and the latest edition of the LAUNCHPAD has exactly what you need to prepare for the adventure ahead! Learn how to manage deadlines, understand application lingo, and keep your sanity as we head into one of the busiest seasons of the year. Don’t forget, November also brings with it Election Day. Be sure to head to the polls on November 3, 2020, and have your voice heard!
The busy holiday season is here, and while this year’s season might look a little different, we want to remind you to take a moment to stop and reflect on the growth that you’ve made this year. This month’s edition of LAUNCHPAD offers some encouraging words for you to consider during your reflection, a reminder to complete the Alumni survey, and information about a free reminder program that helps students stay on track with college applications.
This month’s newsletter includes tips to help you maintain your motivation, an opportunity to learn interview tips from university admissions staff, college scholarship committee members, and community leaders, and finally, an update from our team. We can’t wait to see what this new year will bring and what amazing things our LAUNCH Alumni will do!
We’ve never really understood the term “Waiting Game.” Games are supposed to be fun, but most people don’t enjoy waiting, especially for a college decision letter. That’s why this month’s newsletter is full of ways you can make the current “Waiting Game” most college applicants are currently experiencing a bit more manageable. You’ll also find information about an upcoming financial aid workshop we’re hosting and more!
Conversations about college students and money typically focus on financial aid and student loans however, there are other aspects of finances that students should be thinking about as they graduate from high school. This month you’ll find information on building your credit, spending money, and saving money while in your college years. You’ll also find ways that you can tap into the College LAUNCH team for help and how you can help the newest members of the College LAUNCH family!
For the month of April, you’ll find information on the importance of truly resting. You’ll also find more information about this quarters LAUNCH Workshop which is open to current Scholars and alumni. This workshop will focus on Life on a College Campus and is applicable to all college campuses.
We are excited to share the latest edition of the LAUNCHPAD! For many of our alumni, May brings along a season of change. Whether you’re wrapping up another semester of college or prepping for high school graduation, this month’s newsletter has valuable information for this season of change. Also, we need your help! We are on the hunt for mentors who can help rising seniors during our June 23, 2021, virtual workshop.