Students should sit down and review their goals often with parents. If they are struggling with progress in any of those accomplishments, what can parents do TODAY to help? The greatest way to support is to listen, avoid criticizing and ask your child what he or she may need from you, as a parent, to help them achieve some of these goals.
Students should practice strong communication skills through informational interviews at least once a month! Does your child have a certain college or career path in mind? Have they had the opportunity to meet with a representative from a company or an alumni of that college? Informational interviews are extremely beneficial for your child in this proves as it can help them gain insight into a certain program or field, network themselves, get exposure to potential mentors, master interviewing techniques and much more.
In life, success is rarely ever achieved alone. At LEAP Week, students are encouraged to find a mentor in all aspects of life. Once you know some of the goals and core values of your child, try to connect them with a potential mentor by having a conversation about who your child would like to speak with. This will offer new possibilities and ideas and encourage your child to continue growing. Be supportive and proactive in helping your child connect to a potential mentor using your own networking.
Being that one of our main goals is for your child to continue living out the LEAP mission, we want to know what they’ve been thinking about LEAP week 2018. As a LEAP graduate, your child will return as an experienced role model for other students who will continue her own path towards success.Have they talked about their plans for next year and whether they’d like to include LEAP week 2018 in them? Have a conversation and let them know about what they can gain as a LEAP graduate and returning student.
Remember, if your child or any of (his/her) friends and family sign up HERE by August 31st, 2017, they will receive $1000 dollars off their tuition next year. There is absolutely no pressure if any plans change. All you have to do is put the FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit down to reserve your spot and we will follow up about your outstanding balance with you.