My students need a notebook computer to work at home on Powerpoint presentations from their college visits which they will present to their peers in classroom and assembly presentations.
My students, chosen for their natural leadership abilities, make presentations to motivate their peers to start planning for college since middle school. Their objective is to establish a college going culture at our school to counter school apathy and lack of knowledge on post secondary options.
Ninety percent of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Over half report having only one computer for their whole family. Since they average almost four members per family, they individually don't have the luxury to spend much time on the family computer. The other half of our students report going to their local library to access a computer for their school work.
My college Career Club, with over forty members, makes presentations in classrooms and assemblies about its college visits. Members work in groups of three to create PowerPoint's on various aspects or their visits and research of the colleges. They also make presentations on the Career College Curriculum which relies on natural leaders teaching the college process to their peers. The lessons are on: 1) Why higher education; 2) Requirements to get into a four year college and the different higher education institutions, including preparation for the SAT and/or the ACT; 3) How to choose a college; 4) How to start thinking about a major based on personal interests, skills and values; 5) How to pay for college. My students would greatly benefit from a notebook which we would rotate among our members, depending on their turn to make presentations.
Last year we targeted all 1700 students at our school.
The initial pre survey indicated that just 1.3 percent of our students knew all the A-G requirements. After presentations in all grade level advisories by our Career and College Club students, pre surveys indicated that 87% learned the A-G requirements. This amazing increase can be attributed to our program which relies on student leaders taking center stage to teach their peers critical information.
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