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2021 Summer Supports for Graduates and Rising Seniors!

This summer, the College and Career Planning team will continue to host the Future Ready Power Hours for rising seniors and juniors. This series will support students with exploring their postsecondary options and preparing for the next application season. The events will take place on Wednesday’s 4pm-5pm starting July 14, 2021. Students and families can register here.

Additionally, College and Career Bridge For All coaches are reaching out to senior graduates. Please encourage seniors to respond to their bridge coach and to check out this link to learn more about how they will be supported throughout the summer. Students can also find and connect with their bridge coach by searching their high school on this page. Lastly, thank you for closing out the school year on such a strong note. You have helped yet another graduating class persevere all while being in a global pandemic. We bow our hats to you and hope that you are taking a moment to pat yourselves on your backs. Sending you lots of gratitude as you continue to celebrate the class of 2021 and wishing you a restful summer break!

End of June To-Do List:

✓ Share this survey link with your high school seniors and encourage them to complete it by June 25.
✓ Attend the Decision Campaign office hours Zoom call on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am -10 am for technical support.
✓ Encourage senior graduates to respond to their bridge coach and check out this link to learn more.
✓ Visit the CUNY Commitment Deposit Dates and Future Student Enrollment Guide to support admitted students with financial aid, advisement, and support programs.
✓ Support eligible graduates with the NYS DREAM Act eligibility application (which will need to be finalized once students have graduated and can submit evidence of graduation).
✓ Celebrate senior finalized postsecondary plans and enter their plans in STARS.
✓ Share the UFT & DOE program and next steps text flyer with your students and their families. 
✓ Share the Future Ready Power Hours Flyerwith rising seniors and juniors. 

News you can use Bulletin:

✎ One way we can collectively commemorate Juneteenth is by learning more about this historical event. Last week, the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) special interest groups WE-WISH and African Diaspora came together to discuss an Untold History – Juneteenth and the Tulsa Race Massacre. Check out some of the shared resources and shout to everyone who attended. If you are interested in joining a NYSACAC special interest group, complete this form. You do not have to be a member to join.
✎ Encourage rising seniors to apply to the Bottom Line program. To be eligible for the Access program, students must be; graduating in June 2022, first-generation college student, financially and academically eligible. The program provides individualized support throughout the entire college application process with monthly meetings. 
✎The NYPL’s College and Career Pathways (CCP) program can help students with personalized assistance with postsecondary plans. Whether they’re looking for preparation in college or career readiness, the CCP program’s trained staff and extensive resources will help them start on your road to success. Encourage students to register for a 1-on-1 session with CCP Librarians and check out some of the CCP workshop videos to get started.
✎ Encourage students to search through the https://www.cappex.com/greenlight table to find up-to-date information about fly-in and diversity programs in 2021. ✎ Registration for the 2021 National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference 
“Rebuilding for Postsecondary Equity: Rising to the Challenge!” is now open. This year’s conference will be virtual and offers plenty of opportunities for shared learning, socializing, and networking. The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Thursday, Oct. 7.

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