— When you are in high-school and college, find sports you enjoy, get out there and have fun! Get dirty. Swing a bat. Throw a ball. Hit a drive. Be there with water and snacks for the team. Sports can be your entre into a great new world.
— If you are one of those fortunate teenagers who has a strong vision and passion for changing the world for the better, you might want to look for scholarships that align with your volunteer work and study focus.
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: your son or daughter is finally graduating from college and will soon be a wage-earner! So pack your hankies and get ready for one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime: college graduation. Here are a few tips to make this weekend easy and stress-free.
Collegiate donation drives are abundant and each year save hundreds of thousands of tons of usable goods from going into the waste stream. And, not only is it good for the environment, it also is putting needed cash into the hands of local charities.
Several Ivy League colleges, like Harvard and Princeton, encourage a gap year and in return they gain students who are more focused and are more likely to complete their college education within 5 years.
Gail Billingsley Think Pinterest is just for crafts & fashion? Think again! This social media platform can be a useful resource for college-bound teens and parents. Here’s how: Create boards for potential colleges, cool things you want to see, dorm decorating ideas, college fashions (gotta have something in school colors!) and ideas for your new life. See a photo of a college you might like? Re-Pin it on your “potentials” board. On a college visit? Pin pictures of your favorite places so you can remember and share them. If you have already chosen a college, then Pinterest can really get fun. Start scoping out other boards and websites for dorm decorating ideas. Your college might already have a board up with model room photos and decorating regulations or you can find hundreds of ideas from private boards. And, when you see something you know you can’t live without, pin it on your “wish list” board. That “Hello Kitty” mini-fridge would fit right into your dorm décor and a wish list board might give your relatives some great ideas for graduation gifts, too. You can also start planning for life on campus. Check boards for ideas on good recipes that you can make in your dorm microwave or discover the newest tech gadgets you can’t live without in college. When it comes time to shop and pack for college, it will be much easier if you’ve already made a board with things you want to remember and take with you. Simply put, Pinterest makes college planning fun. To get started, check out Smart College Visit’s Pinterest boards. We feature everything from dorm decorating ideas to college selection tips and favorite mascot photos. Ready to use Pinterest? Here are our Three Tips To Get Started on...