"No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted" -Aesop
Character Strong 30 day KINDNESS CHALLENGE:
Day 6: Make a formal invitation to hang out with a parent or guardian. Put together a fancy save the date card. Mark it in your calendar. Commit to doing something you know they will love.
Day 7: Go back through old photos and find a picture of the 2 of you. Send it to them & tell them why it's a positive memory for you.
Day 8: Find a present that this person gave you on a holiday or a birthday. Video call them and tell them how much you appreciate it still.
Resources during COVID-19 for parents:
Counselor Keri has provided resources on how to help talk to students and children about COVID: 19-wanted to share: https://www.counselorkeri.com/
Another great resource on helping parents navigate the COVID-19 with their students.
Mike Smith video: Rooted in Love. I highly encourage watching this video with your children and friends. https://vimeo.com/398230086
Majors Search: https://www.collegeboard.org/
Missouri Connections: Career and Occupational Search https://portal.missouriconnections.org/
MERIC: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. See where the jobs are Now, Next and Later at
Virtual College Tour:Tour campuses by entering in their information!
APPRENTICESHIP: Missouri is ranked 2nd in the nation for new apprenticeships. You can learn while you work. See the link on information about apprentice program by county.
College Scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education:
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ See how college's score based upon your potential degree (technical, 2 or 4-year degree) and major.
ACT Test Prep:
Have you seen ACT Academy? If not, you should check it out and sign up-it's free! ACT will set up a study guide for you and give you practice questions and tips for the ACT. If you have already taken the ACT once, enter your scores and the ACT Academy will customize the questions for you. Go to https://academy.act.org/
A new FREE Resource for ACT prep is through Varsity Tutors.
ACT Scholarship: Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered to win. www.act.org/scholarshipgiveaway
April 4th THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE! ACT will be contacting students via email to sign up for the June test.
June 13, 2020 (deadline May 8th)
July 18, 2020 (deadline June 19)
Please see the articles below in relation to helping your child when they have been affected by trauma.