This presentation was created from the powerful words of women who I feel are speaking to our black girls today. Listen to the words and take them to heart. This is your life and your story can and should be the beautiful tale of your determination, strength, and commitment to what you believe in!
Question: What’s one habit you’re going to try to closer to your 4.0?
1. You have to go seek opportunities, they won’t come for you. College is the land of opportunity if you look at it that way. Never again will you have access to so many individuals from all over the world and with so many different backgrounds all living and gathering in the same place. College is intended to not only gain an education but to gain wisdom. This is why it’s important to go to college with a set of goals, things you want to accomplish in your life over the next 5 years. Once you have that in mind you can look at your experiences with opportunistic eyes. Are you looking to start a business? Where are your clients? In a certain department? In a certain dorm? Are you looking for a mentor? Whose on your campus that’s doing what you plan to do in the upcoming years? You have to reach out and get what you want and deserve for your life. Nobody is going to be knocking on your dorm door offering everything to you because you’re cute or smart. It’s the same later on in life, so get used to it!
) and keep it near your desk area. Do the same with papers from work. Keep meticulous records, even of your bills. Having these systems in place now will save you plenty headaches later on in life.
Question: What life lesson has college taught you?
The Wonderfully Made Girls Summit is an annual fall event whose purpose is to remind girls that they are all created unique and with a specific mission to carry out in their lifetime.
You can lead a boy to college but you can’t make him think. ~Elbert Hubbard~
Double Vals: The Keys To Success In College And Life Beyond (Austell: Carnegie Books, 2014)
I recently purchased this book from two phenomenal young ladies who attend my church Word of Faith in Austell, GA. These two beautiful ladies graduated as co-valeditorians of Spelman College with perfect 4.0s. Hearing their story and knowing how dedicated they are to ministry I felt like there was no excuse to why I couldn’t push myself to do the same. I am proud to say I currently hold a perfect 4.0 in my doctoral program at Clark Atlanta University where I’m studying Educational Leadership and Administration.
As I’m reading this book I’ve learned how they did it. There story is amazing and inspirational and every young person looking to excel in college and life should pick up a copy!
About The Book
WITH STRATEGY, THE SOURCE, AND SWEAT, GENIUS ISN’T NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS!
Discover the practical yet powerful keys that will guide you to exceptional grades, exemplary balance, and extraordinary life-fulfillment.
Entering Spelman College as nervous, doubtful freshmen, Kirstie and Kristie Bronner never imagined what would become of their journey-that they would make history as the first twins to graduate as double valedictorians, with perfect 4.0 GPA’s and appearing in media headlines!
Like many college students, they experienced stress, discouragement, and overwhelming longing to fast-forward to the moment they would dance across the platform with their diplomas in-hand! They were not in love with school, neither were they Einsteins.
Their secret was not found in genius, but in exceptional habits and hard work! This means that their story of academic preeminence and life success can become yours!
You’ll gain the keys to:
• Study tips that work miracles
• Time management that makes you a master of minutes
• Scheduling that conquers busyness
• Relationships that boost your GPA
• Perspective that redirects your focus
• Excellence that causes you to stand out
• Risks that you should take
• Balanced living that yields holistic health
• Classroom miracles that drop your jaw
• School lessons that transfer to life lessons
GET READY TO ABANDON MEDIOCRITY AND BE EMPOWERED FOR ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY AND LIFE EXCELLENCE!
Congratulations! You made it into your top college and you are now among some of the countries higher level thinkers who are pursuing their education and earning degrees. You may think there’s time to rest over the summer months but there is still so much to plan for before stepping foot on your campus.
1. Get a copy of your birth certificate and social security card. You will need a copies of this for forms during college, applying for a job, and more. Memorize your social security number so you
2. Purchase items for your dorm. This is the most exciting part of college preparation (for me it was anyways!). Your dorm is your little place of independence and home over the next few months and you want it to feel cozy and reflect you.
“Education is important in ending poverty and hunger and in promoting sustained economic growth. #ReasonsWeGoToSchool”
Are you looking for a simple plan to follow that will lead you on the path to college? Check out what you should be doing year by year for the path to success!
• Meet with the guidance counselor and select courses that meet college admissions requirements
• Take challenging classes that build skills
• Get involved in extracurricular activities: dance, band, sports, ministry activities,
• Research your career possibilities: What do you want to do after high school?
• Plan a productive summer: read books, take courses, volunteer
• Some schools offer an optional PSAT and/or PLAN test to discover your strengths and weaknesses
• Talk to your counselor about your PSAT and/or PLAN scores and next steps
• Continue to research college and career options
• Go on college tours
• Plan a productive summer: read books, take courses, volunteer
• Talk to your counselor about your PSAT scores, learn how to improve them
• Start researching your options for grants, scholarships, and work-study. Put them in a binder according to deadline.
• Research, and visit colleges that you are interested in (and disuss them with your counselor).
• Register for the ACT, SAT, and/or SAT Subject Tests as required by your selected colleges. Or if you haven’t selected colleges, discuss with your counselor which test(s) you should take. If you can not cover the cost of the exams, speak to your counselor.
• Obtain and complete admissions and financial aid applications
• Ask your teachers for recommendations, if the colleges require them
• Visit colleges and attend college fairs
• Send your transcript and test scores to your selected colleges
• Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st
• Review your Student Aid Report (SAR), acceptances, and financial aid offers.
• By May 1st, make final decisions and notify schools