This past Saturday, Futures Academy, a partner school of UB LPP, held its annual Fall Fest for students and their families. The entire Fruit Belt neighborhood was invited to participate in all of the activities and the event served as yet another example of the school's efforts to foster relationships as a designated Community School. UB LPP staff joined the festivities by setting up a crafts table, where kids of all ages were able to create their own bookmarks along with pa
It is easy to think of college as far off in the future, not worth thinking about in the present. But savvy middle school students and parents know that college is just around the corner, and worth preparing for now. Below are three ways middle school students and parents can work together to ensure they are on track for college and career readiness. Develop scholarly habits College students have to keep track of a large amount of work, read frequently, and manage their time.
"My son had a feel of what college was...however, this program opened him up a bit more," says one proud parent of a student that participated in the I Can! Summer Residential Program. "He has become more accountable for the things he's supposed to do. He was able to make new friends. He also gained more insight about the college experience." Parents of our I Can! students have been giving rave reviews of the program, describing it as a transformative experience and one th