College & Career Readiness
Video Shorts with Print Downloads and Discussion Question
Watch a short two-minute video featuring real kids and their stories, with accompanying discussion questions.
Making the Most of Education
Finding a Mentor
Early Exposure to a Career
What’s a Responsible College Visit
College Myths – Part I
College Myths – Part II
Trading College for a Trade
Is a GED Valuable?
Click the links below to download Connect with Kids print resources for College & Career Readiness.
Getting Organized 101
Review organizational skills including syllabi review, use of the planner and creating checklists.
Discuss and review strategies for proper note taking during research using the Cornell Method of Note Taking.A Binder for the College Bound
Students learn to organize their thoughts and materials to support the college search process.Organizing a College Visit
Review tasks and a thought process on who to call and what to see when preparing for productive college visits.
Review tips and techniques to authenticate websites used in research.Using Google and Narrowing Searches
Explore and practice techniques to narrow and refine online searches for information.Note Taking
Review tips to help note taking during research, like looking for key words, quotes and important data to cite.MLA Citations
Discuss steps in the research process, including the commonly required MLA (Modern Language Association) citation structure.
Study and Test Taking Skills
Preparation and test taking strategies for before, during and after the test.Studying Techniques
Individual and group strategies on how to prepare for a test.Essay Q and A
A suggested thought process and techniques for crafting an essay question answer.
Multiple Choice Strategies
A five-step strategy and test taking tips for answering multiple choice questions.Managing Test Anxiety
Practice relaxation techniques to manage test anxiety.Don’t Drop the Ball
Help students review material through this question and answer group activity.
Creating a Study Guide
Review strategies and a helpful outline for creating a study guide.Learning by Teaching
Discuss the difference between memorizing and learning as students try teaching others as a method of study and review.Outlining a Paper
Discuss “writer’s block” challenges and topic outline techniques.
Your Report Card and Transcript
Report Card Self-Reflection
Help students to review current grades and plan for future improvement.What is a Transcript?
Review a high school transcript to help students understand its elements.Verifying Your Transcript
Help students to review and verify information school districts have on record.Calculating Your GPA
Review the transcript and work with students to calculate the grade point average.
Role Models for Success
Launch a discussion about goal setting and help students to identify possible role modelsCreating S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Discuss and help students to develop goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time sensitive.Mapping Long-Term Goals
A discussion and exercise to map out long term goals.
Mapping Short-Term Goals
A discussion and exercise to map out short-term goals.College Exploration
Complete a fact-finding mission to identify key details about colleges and universities of interest.Career Exploration
Take an online career quiz and complete a fact-finding mission to identify various career paths.
Interview 411Back to Top
Techniques and tips to help prepare for a job or college interview.Interview Q’s and A’s
Help students consider possible interview questions – and prepare possible responses.The Interview Follow-Up
Discuss and review strategies for next steps after an interview.Creating a Personal Portfolio
Learn how a personal portfolio can help demonstrate skills and experience during the interview process and practice creating one.
Help students to explore their strengths and experiences to build a baseline resume.