Family support resources for college-bound students
We recently started a campaign to help parents support their student's transition to college. Part of this campaign involves sharing in-depth resources created by higher education experts. I noticed you’re already sharing some similar resources on your site (http://spprep.org/collegeresources), so I wanted to make you aware of these as well. Would you be willing to review and add them to your site?
The first guide focuses on mental health during freshman year and has some great info to help first-time college students better transition to university life. The guide goes over common feelings many students have after leaving home, includes expert advice from the director for wellness at Clarion University’s Center for Wellness, and describes where students can find support on college campuses. You can read more here:
The second guide focuses on helping parents prepare for the high-school to college transition by exploring the financial aid process, discussing concerns about housing and student independence, and by identifying on-campus resources they can turn to for support. You can check out the entire guide here:
Susquehanna University is offering 10 outstanding weeklong workshops this summer for students who want to develop their skills in an academic area while living on a college campus.
All of the programs are taught by Susquehanna faculty and limited in size to ensure the best experience for every student. I hope you will pass along this information to families who are looking for an academically challenging, yet fun week for their student(s) this summer.
Actor’s Studio Experience university-level professional theatre training and immerse yourself in artistic collaboration. Take the spotlight for bare-bones monologues and compelling small-cast scenes under the guidance of experienced professional actors and directors. (June 24–30)
Choral Institute Immerse yourself in music and improve your musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills in group and private settings. Acquire transferable skills: independence, creativity, problem-solving and teamwork. (July 1–7)
Exploring Legal Careers Participate in a Mock Trial and play out the role of prosecutor, defendant or witnesses in a criminal case. Interact with attorneys and judges to learn what a legal career involves and whether or not it’s a good fit for your interests. (June 24–30)
i-Engineer The faculty will help you think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening your understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology. You’ll strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills. (July 8–14)
Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship(LIFE) Find out what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur in this fast-paced, business boot camp. Run your own virtual business in a simulated entrepreneurial setting guided by expert faculty. (June 24–30 and offered again August 5–11.)
Publishing & Editing Institute Get hands-on experience producing and marketing a book in a team-centered experience featuring workshops, strategy sessions and industry-leading guest speakers. Work on your projects in The Letterbox, our publishing and editing lab. (June 24–30)
Stream Ecology Institute Learn the basics of water quality, macroinvertebrate and fish sampling, and identification. You’ll get plenty of hands‐on experience using the latest equipment and methods employed by aquatic ecology professionals. (July 8–14)
Summer Writers Workshop Live the life of a practicing writer! Nationally recognized writers will help you to hone your craft. Named one of the 500 best summer programs in the world by Princeton Review Press. (July 22–28)
Wall Street Susquehanna You’ll get a first-class introduction to business and investing during a fast-paced week in the life of a Wall Street analyst. You will learn to use one of the Bloomberg terminals in our investment laboratory, rarely available to high school students. (June 24–30)
Wind Ensemble Institute Want to become a better musician? Polish your technique in private lessons with expert faculty and improve your musicianship playing in chamber groups. (June 24–30)
We hope to see some of your students on campus this summer! Space is limited; applications are being accepted now!
Spring has arrived, and summer is just around the corner! We're hoping you can spread the word to your students that the John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW), a week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, is now offering both day and residential options, so students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing! This year’s workshop takes place from July 30 to August 3, 2018. Here’s a video about our program. For more information about the JCU YWW, please visit sites.jcu.edu/yww. To apply to the program, please visit sites.jcu.edu/yww/the-program/how-to-apply.
As a published writer, I have always sought out other writers to share my writing to improve my craft. Community is essential to my experience of being a writer. I founded the YWW in 2010 because I believed that high school writers also craved a space to read, write, and share their work—with established writers and peers. Mentorship and community provide the kindling for the writer’s fiery desire to write great stories and poems. The alums of the YWW have proved me right!
If you have questions, please contact me via email at email@example.com or call me at 216-397-4528 or Anna Hocevar, the English Department assistant, at 216-397-4221. You’re also welcome to join our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jcuyoungwriters.
Dr. Philip Metres Director, John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop