Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Make a Difference Day: Choose a Cause!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017



Recently, Eventbrite informed me of Make a Difference Day which is coming up on October 28th. On this day, individuals can volunteer to serve during "Make A Difference Day", one of the largest days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers have united annually to improve the lives of others in their communities by serving nonprofit causes in the United States. "Make A Difference Day" is made possible by TEGNA with support from Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light. Since I am a huge proponent of peer helping, mental health prevention, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, I was thrilled to share these organizational causes with Eventbrite. They like to encourage their followers to get involved in organizations like these and offer multiple tools to make the fundraising process a little simpler!





My Favorite Causes 


Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation


For the last five years, I have made the six hour drive to the Gulf of Mexico to attend a wonderful conference about the benefits of peer helping sponsored by the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation.  I truly believe in the power of  peer helping and so does the founder of the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, Frances Holk-Jones.  You see, Frances knows the potential of power of peers personally. After the suicide of her daughter, Jennifer, many of her daughter's friends informed her they were aware of Jennifer's state of mind, but were unsure of what to do with that information.  In the hopes of preventing other suicides in the community, Jennifer's family started a foundation to incorporate peer programs throughout all Baldwin County Schools in Southern Alabama.  I must say that I am amazed by the foundation's commitment, not only to their community, but to educate other professionals each year in their national conference. I truly support this organization and their work to spread the power of peer helping!!

Want to know about the National Peer Helping Conference?  Check out the link below to find out more!



National Council of Behavior Health and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)


Five years ago, my school district was awarded a grant called Project Aware . Part of the grant included selecting a handful of psychologists, social workers, and school counselors to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).  Fortunately, I was one of the staff members selected to take the certification course. Each year, I have had the privilege to teach up to four or five YMHFA courses per year to school, court, medical, religious, and corporate employees in the Metro Atlanta area.  The ability to train youth workers in Georgia has been very fulfilling and rewarding.  Our goal is to educate and train as many youth workers in Georgia as possible about youth mental illness. 
Georgia has still a way to go...sigh.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is "designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis" (Youth Mental Health First Aid).  Like CPR helps a person in a medical crisis, YMHFA training helps youth workers take action to get a youth in a mental crisis the help they need before the youth harms him/herself or others.



YMHFA is sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health which is the unifying voice of US health care organizations that deliver mental health services to over 10 million adults and children.  The National Council is a 501(c)(3) association that advocates for to comprehensive health care services for people who have mental health and substance use disorders. 

This caption sums the importance of YMHFA in the US!

National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP)


It was at the National Peer Helping Conference that I became aware of this organization.  The role of NAPPP is to help adults establish, train, supervise, maintain, and evaluate peer programs. Each year NAPPP coordinates peer helping training institutes across the world that teach adults to create, maintain, and evaluate a standard's based peer program in their organization.  In 2011, I became a certified peer educator with NAPPP and had the awesome opportunity to present at the 2014 ASCA
Conference on how to establish a standards based peer program.  Besides the opportunities for training and certification, the organization coordinates monthly webinars on important topics (bullying, suicide, and mental health to name a few), sends out a monthly newsletter that includes such goodies as student lessons, and provides consultation to those hoping to begin a program. Each year, NAPPP sponsors a National Peer Helping Week to promote and celebrate peer helping in schools.  A kit can be downloaded from the NAPPP site.

See this post regarding National Peer Helping Week.






Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP)


In 2014, I was asked by one of my mentors if I wanted to be a part of creating an online forum in the field of peer mediation. The project was part of a generous two year grant provided by the JAMS Foundation and was managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution.   This online platform would serve four purposes:

1.  Provide free resources for conflict resolution practitioners.
2.  Deliver basic conflict module training for students.
3.  Afford the opportunity for online peer mediation practice for students from existing peer mediation programs.
4.  Provide online peer mediation services for schools that lack a peer mediation program.


In 2016, the National Association for Peer Program Professionals was given the opportunity to manage the platform and extended available services. These additional services include: providing conflict resolution curricula, peer mediation training for schools, free monthly webinars, and free lessons in conflict resolution for students.

Check out the most recent free webinar from the Online Peer Mediation Platform called the State of Peer Mediation.  Also, register to participate in the October webinar hosted by Christa Tinari on "Bullying and Conflict: What is the Difference"? 


video


October 25th Free Webinar Registration


Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)


In 2014, I discovered SAVE and their mission to prevent violence in schools.  Because I am a BIG proponent of prevention, I decided to start a chapter in my school.  What I appreciate most about SAVE is that they sponsor many youth violence prevention activities during the year, provide many free resources and share lots of great ideas to incorporate in your school.

SAVE EVENTS

October 16-24, 2017

"Say Something" teaches middle and high school students how to look for warning signs, signals and threats from a peer who might be planning to hurt themselves or someone else and to say something to a trusted adult to get help and possibly save a life.



March 19-23, 2018

National Youth Violence Awareness Week seeks to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff,  parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce violence among youth. The activities demonstrate the positive role peers can have in making their school a safer place.


NYVAW Events

Monday-Promoting Respect and Tolerance          
Tuesday-Manage Your Anger, Don’t Let it Manage You                  
Wednesday-Resolve Conflicts Peacefully                                          
Thursday-Support Safety
Friday-Unite in Action




Again, I am honored to have the opportunity to share the causes that I truly support in my profession! I hope you find this information useful and find these organizations of interest to you!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Coordinating Red Ribbon Week Events

Sunday, October 1, 2017



This is the second year in a row that I have been given the task to coordinate a district-wide Red Ribbon Week effort in our high schools and middle schools with peer leadership programs. Although it is a little (okay a lot) stressful, my motto is "go big or go home." In this post I wanted to share our Red Ribbon Week activities among our participating schools.

If you are the one in your school coordinating Red Ribbon Week and I feel these ideas are a little over the top, keep reading!  I have included the 2017 Red Ribbon Kit link, supply ideas for Red Ribbon Week, additional activities and past posts from 2013-16.

Although it may be a hassle to coordinate Red Ribbon Week with all your other duties, it is important to make Red Ribbon Week meaningful to your students.  Think about going beyond the "crazy sock day" or "twin day" and amp up your efforts.  After you finish your week, I would love to hear about your ideas for drug awareness in your school.  So, please feel free to share!!!!

2017  Red Ribbon Week Campaign






2017 Red Ribbon Kit





Red Ribbon Resources

Red Ribbon Week Posts from For High School Counselors

2013-2016













Monday, September 25, 2017

Help Your Students Stop Bullying

Monday, September 25, 2017

If you are really into social advocacy as a school counselor then October is extremely busy month for you.  I think I have shared with you that I coordinate our county peer leader/helper program and October is wild for us. Although we are conducting many social campaigns during October, I thought I would share some aspects of our bullying campaign with you.  

Training My Peer Leaders/Helpers in Bullying Awareness

First, before we start our bullying campaigns in the school, my leaders have to be educated about bullying and how to recognize it.

Second, I have my students participate in extensive exercises,  role play practices, and discussions to make sure they understand the concept and how to confront it appropriately.

Third, I give the students a choice about which campaign they would like to be involved in when it comes to educating their school community about bullying.

Below, are some of the activities my students get to choose from and they must share their results of the campaign and reflect on the activities after the campaign is over.

In addition, I decided to share my peer leader/helper power point in case you would like to use it with your students (because who doesn't love a free resource). 

Bullying Awareness Campaigns

10-2-17

Blue Shirt Day 
Start the month of October by encouraging students to wear blue to stomp out bullying. This year's theme is "Change the Culture"  and serves to educate students on the type of bullying in school, how to become an upstander, and how to talk to people about their differences in appropriate ways.


10-9-17

Encourage your student to make friends with someone they don’t know at school. This activity helps to encourage students to be leaders, reduce isolation, and encourage students to step out of their comfort zones.


10-25-17

Unity Day
Encourage students to wear orange to take a stand against bullying.  Take photos and post them to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #UnityDay2017. Also, get the staff involved in the campaign by asking them to wear an orange ribbons during the day.  

You can order additional shirts designed by celebrities at this link!


Some additional activities include
  • You are Not Alone Kit - toolkit that can assist you in creating schools where students feel empowered.
  • Educational videos by teens and experts - educate students on what to say to bullies and bystanders.  This page includes a quiz and additional resources.
  • Digital Petition - Have your students go to this link to sign  the petition to stand against bullying at their school. 
  • Positive Promotions - Site that sells bullying prevention materials for schools.
  • Project Connect - Create an orange unity chain and put up your cafeteria or another high visibility area.
  • Sit With Us App- Allows student leaders to connect with students who are isolated and alone.
  • Stop Bullying Now - Provide resources, training, and information for educators.
  • Create a school wide unity banner and have students to sign it. Here is one that you can order from PACERS.

Here is a link to my personal bullying file that you can explore to find additional information for your bullying awareness campaign or to use during the year.

10-31-17

Mix It Up Day

Southern Poverty Law Center has sponsored Mix It Up in schools across America.  Mix It Up is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the value of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion by meeting and talking to new people during lunch.


Sample Steps for Implementation

1. Create a planning group or go through a club or organization (SADDSAVE , Peer Helpers , etc.) -my school's SADD chapter (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will plan and carry out the event.

See the Mix It Up Checklist
2. Determine your goals-have two main goals in mind:

  • Get students to sit with someone new.
  • Get students to engage in conversation.
3.  Make it festive- include a theme, decorations, colors, music, entertainment, prizes, or a flash mob.



Want to know more about Mix It Up?  Check out my post from 2013.

Need more ideas? 
Check out this Educator Informational page from STOMP Out Bullying

From the For High School Counselors Blog

Check out my post from 2013 for additional ideas, links and resources. Also, check out my blog on the importance of helping those who are bullied. 

Hope you got some good ideas, but please feel free to share your ideas with me as well!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

School Shootings and the School Counselor

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Recently, my husband and I decided to sell our house.  So for the last three months, I have been immersed in cleaning, staging, searching for a rental...oh, did I mention cleaning. So much of my 
time and energy has gone into selling our house, that I have not been able to write on my blog in several weeks.  By happenstance, I read about another school shooting that occurred a couple of weeks ago. What caught my eye about the story (besides the unfortunate event itself) was the mention of the school counselor knowing about the apparent threat.  Now, I don't know if the counselor knew about the potential violence and may not have reported the information; however, it really got me thinking how often these situations really occur in our schools.  So, I decided to take a break from the house nightmare and write a brief post about my thoughts regarding the role of the school counselor in instances of school violence.


Here is what was reported regarding the school shooting...

Daily News
According to the Daily News, a friend of the suspect reported that the student handed out notes to his friends in the beginning of the school year, saying he planned to do something "stupid where he gets killed or put in jail."At least one of the notes had been handed over to a school counselor, the friend said.

No school counselor wants a student to walk into his or her office and hand him or her a note which threatens others, but what if they doWhat if other students know about the potential violence and don't report it?  What if the school counselor reports the situation and the administrators or SROs don't take it seriously?  What if you call the school counselor contacts the parents and they blow him or her off?  Man, you can really go insane thinking about all the what if's.  The most important thing that we, as school counselors, can do is to be prepared in case it becomes our turn.  This very situation happened to a middle school counselor in Tennessee who used her super counseling skills to talk a student out of acting in violence.  Here is a snippet from her experience with the student.




Tennessee School Counselor Talks Student with Gun out of Shooting


Because we never know about when or where violence will occur, we need to be prepared for its potential, I cannot overstate the importance of the role of the school counselor in school crisis. According to ASCA, the school counselor has specific roles and responsibilities when preventing, intervening, and responding to school violence.  Here are some recommendations from ASCA.


  • individual and group counseling
  • advocacy for student safety
  • interventions for students at risk of dropping out or harming self or others
  • peer mediation training, conflict resolution programs and anti-bullying programs
  • support of student initiated programs such as Students Against Violence Everywhere 
  • family, faculty and staff education programs
  • facilitation of open communication between students and caring adults
  • defusing critical incidents and providing related stress debriefing
  • district and school response team planning and practices
  • partnering with community resources
If you would like to be more prepared, here are some best practices for school counselors that you may be interested in applying in your school.

Paolini has several recommendations for school counselor in mitigating school violence.

1.  Coordinating psychosocial groups on topics such as bullying, grief and loss, conflict resolution, coping skills, anger, and social skills.

2.  Breaking down codes of silence among students who may be aware of potential violence.

3.  Educating students on the importance of not participating in bystander behavior and teach upstanding skills.

4.   Consultation with staff members concerning students' social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

5.  Incorporate interventions when students display concerning behaviors.  Some examples include: providing leadership roles to struggling students, reward systems, and behavioral modification plans.

6.  Incorporate programs that strengthen the school climate and assist students with emotional concerns.

7.  Conduct mental health screenings to identify students who are at-risk for mental illness and educate families on services and resources for those students.

8.  Adopt a threat assessment to identify potential violence in the school.

9.  Encourage families to monitor their students' social media accounts for potential violence.

In Counseling Today Magazine, Bethany Bray gives additional prevention guidelines for counselors to prevent potential violence.

1.  Make connections and build rapport with students of concern.  This could include a weekly check in with students who are marginalized, bullied, or isolated.

2.  Reach out to at-risk students. At-risk students include students who are struggling in their classes, truant, and lack social skills.  Some techniques include lunch bunch groups, coordinating a peer mediation program for students to learn to solve their own issues, and incorporating a peer helping program. 

3. Foster a safe environment by finding out from students the real issues that are often overlooked by school staff through a student needs assessment.

4.  Continue to participate in trainings in school crisis and identifying at-risk students.

5.  Become active in your district's crisis planning.


Need additional resources?  Here is a list...


ASCA Crisis book
ASCA Crisis Resources for School Counselors 
Lessons Learned from Columbine
Trauma Resources from SAMSHA
Trauma and Mental Health Resources from National Association of School Psychologists
Disaster and Trauma Responses in Children from ACA
Talking to Your Students Following a School Shooting
The Role of the School Counselor in Crisis Planning and Intervention
Psychological First Aid

Want to know more about school shooters?  Read my article from attending a session at the 2014  ASCA conference.




In Cold Blood: The Rampage Shooter

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

School Counselor Resources for Displaced Students

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Today is my second day out of school due to Hurricane Irma.  I am looking outside my window and I see fallen limbs and basketball goals, broken fences, and damaged roofs.  Needless to say...we were very fortunate.  Although many of my neighbors still lack electricity (my daughter has been out of power for two days), our part of the state really dodged extensive damage.  Unfortunately, there are many families who lost their homes due to either the direct or indirect results of the hurricane.  Not only is there the recent destruction by Irma in the Southeast, but there is the lingering devastation left by Harvey and the impending uncertainty of Hurricane Jose.  The 2017 hurricane season is definitely making itself known in the Caribbean and US!



Out of the ruins of these devastating storms, there are always the victims. Often people who are taken out of their everyday routines desire a sense of normalcy.  Fortunately, school can be that place of safety and peace for students who have experienced a disaster or traumatic event like a hurricane.  As school counselors, you may see an influx of students coming from other regions of the country who have been displaced by a major storm. It is important to have resources to deal with students' needs from trauma.  Dr. Robin Gorwitch reported in an ASCA Webinar from 2011 that students who experience trauma could face the following impacts on learning:
  • Decreased lQ and reading ability;
  • Lower grade point average;
  • Higher absenteeism;
  • Decreased rates in graduation;
  • Higher rates of expulsion
To combat the negative impact on learning and the other effects of natural disasters, there are many resources that are available for review when you may be unsure of how to deal with displaced students.  Below, I have provided a list of resources that will give you guidance on how to speak to students experiencing trauma, how to ensure the educational rights of homeless students, and conducting activities for students who have experienced natural disasters. In addition, there are several upcoming webinars available that will provide additional information for educators regarding homelessness.

Resources

School Crisis Center - Provides free resources for school counselors from responding to terrorist attacks to suicide. Also includes notification templates for schools.

Tips for Speaking to Students Who Experience Disaster

Resources for Students Experiencing Disasters

Tips for Talking With and Helping Students and Youth Cope after a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Helping Children After a Natural Disaster: Information for Families and Educators

American School Counselor Association: Helping Students after a Hurricane

Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Hurricane

Guidelines for Schools Working with Displaced Students

Meeting the Educational Needs of Students Displaced by Disasters

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness

What School Administrators Need to Know About the Educational Rights of Children and Youth Displaced by Disasters

When Legal Guardians are not Present: Enrolling Students on Their Own

Enrolling Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness in School

What is a Local Homeless Education Liaison?

Who is Homeless?

Summary of the McKinney-Vento Act of 2001

Information for Parents 

After the Storm: Information for Parents on How Schools Can Help After a Disaster

Psychological First Aid Training for Teachers

Psychological First Aid Training (checklist for teachers to identify students who are at-risk and need a referral)

Webinars for Educators

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students Under ESSA

Understanding Doubling Up

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Student Activities

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

Other Posts from For High School Counselors about Homeless Students

Helping Homeless Teens when the Couch is their Home


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Suicide Awareness for School Counselors

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


This is an archived post from 2015, but I think it is very relevant for 2017.  This post covers some resources and information for planning suicide awareness activities in your school.

If you have ever had a student to complete suicide, you never forget it.  You always think about what you could have said or done differently to change his or her mind.  The thought that bothers me  the most is that suicide is a preventable death.  The problem is that the topic is often considered taboo in the majority of schools. Wanting to know more, I decided to join our local suicide coalition to find training and resources to break down the stigma that exists in my community around suicide.  Since joining our coalition, I have learned a lot about the signs of suicide, how to speak to parents about an attempt, and what resources to offer our parents and teachers. Thankfully, my confidence has increased and I even train other educators about suicide prevention!

School counselors are often expected to be the school expert in suicide awareness and prevention; however,  many of my colleagues, including myself, are often petrified when we hear the word.  In my humble opinion, I believe that our fear comes from our lack of training, ignorance about protocols, and unfamiliarity with helpful resources.  Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to share some resources, training, and helpful information.





13 Reasons Why: How School Counselors Can Help

13 Reasons Why Response for Education (National Association for School Psychologist)

13 Reasons Why Talking Points

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

Ask for Help Cards 

100 Ways to Make It Through the Next Five Minutes 

Bullying and Suicide 

Center for Suicide Prevention - Tattered Teddies Handbook 

Depression and Suicide 

Gay and Suicidal 

Guidance of Students Returning to School After a Suicide Related Absence 

Lifeline Suicide Prevention E-Cards 

Lifeline Trilogy

Memorials After a Suicide  

Mental Health First Aid

More Than Sad 

My3app - Suicide Prevention App

National Suicide Prevention Week Ideas

Not My Kid - Video for parents

Prevent the Attempt  - What to say if your organization has an online presence.  

Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools

Question, Persuade, Refer - Gatekeeper training.

School Suicide Prevention Accreditation

Signs of Suicide  - Secondary Suicide Prevention Program.

Sources of Strength  - School program to prevent suicide.

Substance Use and Suicide Prevention 

Suicide Awareness Poster 

Suicide Isn't About Wanting to Die 

Suicide Help Card 

Suicide Prevention Among LGBT Youth  

Suicide Prevention Resource Center 

Suicide Prevention Guide for Teachers 

Suicide Prevention Primer 

Suicide Shouldn't Be a Secret 

2013 State Suicide Stats 

Suicidal Warning Signs 

Talking About Suicide With LGBTQ Populations 

Teens Reaction to the Anniversary Date of a Peers Death 

Teen Suicide - Facts and Information for Canadian Educators 




Trevor Project  - Resources for LGBTQ teens.

World Suicide Awareness Day  

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention 

Youth Suicide Webinars



Ideas

Source: Sources of Strength


Past Blog posts from For High School Counselors Regarding Suicide Awareness











Wednesday, August 23, 2017

50 College Resources for High School Counselors!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

If you are like me, you are always compiling college resources for parents and students. So, I decided to put a list of some of the most popular college resources (these were found on many sites frequented by school counselors) that you may be interested in using.  Please know this is not an exhaustive list and if you have additional resources, PLEASE feel free to share!  

Enjoy!!

Resources


10 Things Know About the New FAFSA Changes- Article written by The College Solution.

Accepted to College - Provides financial aid planning to students.

ACT College Planning Guide

Advising Undocumented Students - Need help advising undocumented students?  Get the help you need from this College Board Guide.

Better Make Room - Foundation created by Michelle Obama that provides resources for your own college signing day.

Big Future - Resource to assist students in finding, paying, and planning for college.

Cappex - Assist students in finding scholarships that match their interests.

College Application Timeline - Specially targets seniors.

College Board - Downloaded resources for school counselors.

College Board - College planning checklist for students.

College Bound - Great information for students about the college experience.

College Choice - Great resource for school counselors that includes college rankings, paying for college, college scholarships, becoming a successful applicant, and lots more.

College Explorer - high school senior checklist for students.

College Fee Waivers - Site that allows students to search for colleges with fee waivers.

College Grazing - Free lessons plans on college readiness for students in grades 9-12.


College Handbook

College Planning Resources for the College Bound Teen - A massive list of college planning resources for students (too many to count!)

College Raptor - Resources for school counselors.

College Tours - Website that hosts virtual tours for students and parents.

College Week Live - Free resource to assist high school students in connecting with college admissions.

Common App Training 

E-Campus Tours - Provides virtual tours of college campuses.

Education Planner - Free resource to help students learn about and explore careers.

Fast Web - Provides financial aid information for students and families.

Go College - Free resources for students and parents regarding college.

I'm First - Resource supporting first generation college students.

Khan Academy - Free test prep for the SAT and ACT.

Know How 2 Go - Website that encourages students and veterans to  prepare for postsecondary options.

Link Magazine - Resource contains handouts, college information, net price calculator, and much more!

MAPP - Free career assessment for students.

Mapping Your Future - Offers advice for high school students of all ages who want to go to college.

My Majors - Help students find college majors that are right for them.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth -Resources for working with homeless and foster students.


National College Fairs - Free college fairs around the US that help students to meet and talk to college recruiters.

NACAC College Resource - Information for parents and students when searching for colleges.

Next Step - Great resource for college and financial aid searches.

NOSCA Counselor's Guide to College Competency

Number 2 - Free test prep resources for the SAT and ACT.

Pathway to College  - Free Resource shared by The Counseling Geek.

QuestBridge - Resource helping students to prepare, apply, and pay for college.

School Counseling and Post Secondary Success

Think About It Campus Clarity   - Preparing new college students for risky situations in college.

Tips for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Who Are You  - Free toolkit that uses group exercises and a short film to educate young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical decision making.

Blogs Focused on College 

Chegg Play - Blog for students about college.  Check out the blog on Surviving Life in the Dorm.

Counselor's Corner - High School counselor Patrick O'Connor's blog contains great information for high school counselors and high school students.


Counselor Traci -  Great blog about college resources by college counselor and instructor, Traci Brown.  This blog gets an A for its creativity and information for school counselors.

High School Counselor Week - High school blog featuring weekly stories, facts, trends and other information for school counselors in each region of the US.  School counselors are able to sign up for a weekly newsletter from his or her region of the US.


The College Solution - Although this blog is not written by a high school counselor or educator, it is definitely worth your time to look at this site by Lynn O’Shaughnessy.  She is a former news reporter who writes about "all things college" from financial aid, party schools, standardized testing, and much more!

Conferences


Boston, MA


Other Blog Posts from For High School Counselors

College, I Choose You!