Okay, so taking time to “learn” when they don’t have to might not sound enticing to most students. But, tell them they have the opportunity to earn money for college and increase their chances for success in life overall? You just may see some ears perk up.
As a counselor, you know that there are some skills students simply don’t learn in a classroom — like how to dress for success, interviewing skills or paying for college — but they need these skills to survive (and thrive) in the real world.
The summer is a great time for students to do all they can to build up their resumés and their confidence, and learning new life skills is the perfect way to do both. By joining Next Step Academy (www.NextStepAcademy.com), the world’s newest online school, students will gain access to life skills courses that will help them hit the ground running as they prepare for their next steps — whether they are in high school, going to college, taking a gap year or jumping right into a career.
With Next Step Academy, students will find confidence at their fingertips. They will experience learning in a fun and interactive way while taking exciting, new courses they never had access to before. In fact, students will soon have the ability to become “Life Skills Certified,” a resumé builder that may also lead to cash for college and increase chances for acceptance into competitive schools.
Help your students understand just how critical life skills are and why they need to invest in their future today. By taking the time to learn these important life skills now, students will set themselves up for a successful road ahead — to college and beyond.