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June 2022 Senior Support

We hope you are staying cool! In this College and Career Planning Newsletter edition, we are focusing on Summer Supports for rising seniors and graduates. 

Postsecondary Planning supports will continue for 2022 graduates throughout the summer via the College & Career Bridge For All Program. Use this sample student facing email to remind graduates and motivate them to respond to their bridge coach in the coming weeks. Encourage graduates and rising seniors to sign-up for Next Step Texts to gain access to support this summer.

A huge thank you for all your hard work this year. You have helped and uplifted another graduating class persevere all while being in a global pandemic. We hope you are taking some time to celebrate your wins. Sending you lots of gratitude as you continue to cheer on the class of 2022 and wishing you a restful summer break!

Top Tips

  1. Encourage students to sign-up for Next Step Texts; rising seniors for summer updates and senior graduates to gain access to the College & Career Bridge For All program
  2. Encourage students to connect 1-1 with an online college and career advisor to ask questions after school and on weekends for free. Advisors can support updating selected college on the FAFSA app, verification, career programs, NYS Dream Act App, summer opportunities, and other topics.
  3. Visit the CUNY Future Student Enrollment Guide to support admitted students with financial aid, advisement, and support programs.

June To-Do List 

Events, Resources & Deadlines listed by due dates.

Remember To

✓ Plan and execute junior 1:1 meetings to share the action plan for a successful application process next fall.

✓ Support students with applying to summer enrichment opportunities

✓ Encourage womxn graduates to apply for the Jessica Gonzales Purcell Scholarship by June 21st. The scholarship is open to students attending a 2- or 4-year institution in the Fall of 2022; selected applicants will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to assist with billable costs or indirect costs.

✓ Share this survey link with your graduating seniors and encourage them to complete it by June 27.

✓ Document Priority Milestones such as 1-1 conferences and confirmed postsecondary plans in STARS (or the NV portal) by June 30. Use this how-to on documenting milestones in STARS and check out this how-to video on specifically documenting confirmed postsecondary plans for seniors.

✓ Set Up Your Seniors for Success for their upcoming Summer Bridge Support: use sample student facing email to inform graduates, identify an onsite summer point person, and record confirmed postsecondary plans in STARS/ NV Portal. 

Events

✓ Attend Office hours on Tuesday(s) at 9:30 am to get postsecondary planning technical support on STARS will continue throughout June. 

 ✓ Attend an information session to learn more about the FutureReadyNYC Pilot Program and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) Pathway Pilot ProgramRegister here for an info session on Monday, June 6th or register for Wednesday, June 8th.

Resources

✓ Happy Pride Month! June is LGBTQ Pride Month, include LGBTQ themes into your curriculum helping LGBTQ students feel safer and more affirmed.

✓ Learn about different ways you can celebrate Juneteenth, June 19 within your school community.

✓ Apply for the FutureReadyNYC Pilot Program by June 10. Interested schools are invited to participate in the creation of new career-connected pathway programs for grades 9–12. 

✓ Apply for the Modern Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) Pathway Pilot Program by June 10. This program will engage students in grades 9 and 10 in generalized career readiness courses. Additionally, beginning in grade 11, students will be given the opportunity to be matched with paid apprenticeships at participating technology, business, and finance companies. 

✓ Contact your College and Career Planning point person on our team for additional support with postsecondary planning support.


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