Coach Karen

Finding Your Pearls

“You’ll always miss

100% of the shots

you never take.”

~ Wayne Gretzky

 

Take the Shot

When is the last time you had an opportunity present itself to you that you chose not to take … and now regret?
What stood in your way?
What’s going to prevent you from taking advantage of opportunities in the future?
Like any great sports player, practice!
Get clear on what you want in your life, work to make it happen, and practice saying “YES!” to those opportunities when they arise.
Go for it!
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Advice. Life. Empowerment. Ambitions. Self-Esteem. Friendship. Confidence.

Academics / College

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can
use to change the world.”
~ Nelson Mandela

Education is a rich source of opportunity for us to learn more about ourselves
and the world, and be prepared to make a difference.  Academics & College
resources include:

  • Academic Success – practicing study tips, attending summer programs, transitioning to another school
  • Gap Year
  • College Planning – general resources, testing, seeking, applying, visiting, interviewing, choosing (a major), choosing (a college), financing
  • College Success

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Improve your academic success through study tips, summer programs, and school transition tips.

Practicing Study Tips

Attending Summer Programs

Transitioning to Another School

GAP YEAR

Looking for something to do and learn from, but not ready to go to college?  Take a “gap year”!

  • Gap Year: Taking Time Off Before College
  • Gap Year.com
  • i-to-i Volunteering – i-to-i offers both teaching and volunteer opportunities abroad.
  • Outward Bound – Offers over 750 safe, adventure-based wilderness courses serving adults, teens, and youth.
  • City Year – Their motto is “Young enough to want to change the world, old enough to do it.” Unites 750 young people (17–24) from diverse economic, racial, and geographical backgrounds for a year of full-time service to their communities.
  • Global Routes – Offers both high school and college programs that place volunteers in teaching and community service positions all over the world.
  • The Leap – The Leap offers gap year placements which combine multiple locations and volunteering project opportunities in a single trip, challenging both mind and body while making a positive difference, and satisfying desires for travel and adventure, all at once.
  • Global Nomadic – Provide a free platform which connects motivated and enthusiastic applicants with projects and organizations specializing in volunteer and internship placements, designed to help build careers, experience and contacts.

COLLEGE PLANNING

Start early on your college planning process.  There are many resources available to help you attend the college that is right for you.

General Resources

Testing

Seeking

Applying

Visiting

Choosing (a Major)

Choosing (a College)

Financing

COLLEGE SUCCESS

Now that you have been accepted to college, make the most of these academic years by starting out on the right foot with these tips.

quote leftKaren, you are amazing. You've helped me understand so much about myself. Thank you very much.quote right

—YWLP evaluation

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