Brown Bag Virtual Lunches

Amidst the stay-at-home virtual environment, we are hosting weekly Zoom calls for high school counselors and access advisers to connect with one another, learn updates, and share resources. Please click the links below to register for an upcoming Brown Bag or to access notes from a previous meeting. Brown Bag Zoom calls are Friday at Noon (unless otherwise noted). Details …

Connecting Students to High Demand Career Pathways: Final PDI of 2019-20

Our final Professional Development Institute workshop of the year focused on postsecondary opportunities that connect students to high demand career pathways. Our program included a walking tour of the new health sciences building at STLCC and site visits focused on careers in finance, IT and advanced manufacturing. Friday, February 21, 2020  St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Materials from the workshop: …

PDI Workshop on Parent/Family Engagement

A capacity crowd participated in our Professional Development Institute Workshop on Parent and Family Engagement! Thanks to all who attended. Friday, January 24, 2020 Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Materials: AGENDA Parent and Family Engagement PDI Jan 2020 Social Media Dos and Don’ts – Jess Pupillo, Mehlville School District presentation Cultural Competency handout – Shenekia Weeks, EducationPlus presentation Observations in …

Professional Development Institute: Financial Aid Advising for Student Success

Thank you to all who joined St. Louis Graduates, EducationPlus, MASFAP and counselor colleagues as we discussed effective ways to support students to make informed financial decisions in postsecondary planning. The workshop took place on September 13, 2019. Materials from the workshop: PDI Financial Aid 2019 Agenda Sample award ltr packet PDI Sept 13 Financial Aid PDI PPT FAFSAApp20-21 Now …

Supporting Student Success through Flexible Financial Aid Strategies

How colleges and universities are using emergency grants, completion grants, debt forgiveness and other flexible financial aid strategies to increase retention and completion for low-income students, first-generation students and students of color. We had a terrific discussion on August 7th at the University of Missouri-Columbia on how to strengthen financial aid so it better supports low-income students, first-generation students and …

Building Cultural Competency to Strengthen Postsecondary Advising

This workshop took place on Friday, February 22nd at Deaconess Center for Child Well-being Workshop materials: Agenda Essential Elements of Restorative Circles General Circle Format What’s Important to Me  You Don’t Know My Story t-shirts Tools and resources: Racial Equity Tools Social Justice Toolbox Cultural Competency Specialist Materials – American School Counselor Association The Lens of Systemic Oppression – National Equity Project The Six …

Advising Students to Navigate High-demand Career Pathways

This workshop took place on Friday, January 25th at Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 36. Workshop Materials: Agenda MO SCORES Blueprint4Careers catalog PowerPoint slides – Nataly Garzon and Andi Harpring Blueprint4Careers credentialing programs spreadsheet (to use until site goes live in spring) STL Youth Jobs youth application for summer jobs 2019 St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) PowerPoint slides – Shanise Johnson SLIP flyer STLCC …

Ensuring a Good Financial Fit: The Critical Role of Financial Aid Advising

This workshop took place on September 21, 2018. Thanks to all who participated! Co-presented with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) Agenda: Click here to download the agenda. Workshop Materials: Slide deck including slides from all presenters Financial aid resources from Amber Mitchell of Jennings High School

Match & Fit: Advising Students for Postsecondary Success

Friday, November 9 8 AM to 1 PM Location: St. Louis Community College Corporate College, 3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO Materials from the Workshop: Agenda Setting the Context: What the Data Tell Us – Alan Byrd PPT Considering All Components of Fit – Academic, Financial, Social/Emotional, Cultural – Trent Ball PPT Online Resources and Tools handout Additional Suggested Reading: Intervening …