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Make Your Summers Count

By kmontgomery | June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Back in high school, my summers consisted of socializing with friends, sleeping in every day, and laying poolside. Although I look back on those times with fond memories, I regret not making my summers count. Whether you enjoy cooking, robotics, theater, or basketball, there’s always a summer enrichment program out there for you to join.… Read more »

The secret to self-care

By kmontgomery | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

It sounds cliché, but when you have a healthy mind and a healthy body, you will have a healthy life. Some of us are good at maintaining a healthy body, but forget that taking care of our mental health is equally important. Others are good at maintaining a healthy mind but forget to look after… Read more »

What’s Your Learning Style?

By kmontgomery | April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Are you frustrated with your academic record so far? Do you wish to make better grades in the future? Maybe you are satisfied with your grades, but you would like to raise the bar a little higher and instead of making straight B’s, start throwing some A’s in the mix. If you have not discovered… Read more »

Does the Degree Matter?

By kmontgomery | March 20, 2020

Is pursuing a degree really worth all the money and effort? Many have started to question the value of pursuing a degree after high school due to rising cost of college tuition, the issue of underemployment post college graduation, and the fact that only 27% of people in the U.S. are working in a job… Read more »

Why Does Personality Type Matter When Choosing a Career?

By kmontgomery | February 28, 2020

The internet is booming with articles about how Gen-Zers will transform the workforce. This will happen as they bring their technology talents and desires for financial security to their workplace. Blair Decembrele’s article, “The Job-Hopping Generation: Young Professionals on the Move,” suggests that Gen-Zers are three times more likely to change jobs than people from… Read more »

When Waiting Hurts

By kmontgomery | January 23, 2020

Are you a student who is thinking about going to college, but not sure when you should start planning, or what steps are involved in planning for college? If you said yes, to any of this, then you should keep reading. Early awareness can be the key to future success. When I was a senior… Read more »

Community Service

By aturnermoore | July 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of our requirements for the program is for students to complete two hours of community service. Whenever I meet with middle school students I ask them what they think about when I say community service. Most students talk about picking up trash on the side of the road. While that isn’t wrong, I’d like… Read more »

Consider a HBCU

By aturnermoore | June 11, 2020

Attending a Historically Black College and University, HBCU, was the best choice for me and I recommend HBCUs to all students. Out of the 111 colleges and universities in North Carolina, 12 are HBCUs. There is a myth that only black, or African American students can attend HBCUs. All ethnicities are welcome at HBCUs, some… Read more »

Test taking

By aturnermoore | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ahhh, test taking. The thought of taking a test gives most people anxiety. I am one of these people. In grade school, I would miss questions that I knew the answer to simply because of my anxiety. You can be fully prepared to take a test and still be anxious about it. That’s perfectly normal.… Read more »

Stress & Mental Health

By aturnermoore | April 9, 2020

Given the circumstances, we all have a reason to feel stressed. Our lives have changed so much in the past few weeks. The changes have been the same for some of us and different for others, nonetheless, you still have a reason to feel stressed. Tip 1 My first tip is to acknowledge that fact.… Read more »