With the new school year in full speed, students must keep their stamina up and continue their success throughout the year. Galvanize yourself and others to achieve higher goals and go above and beyond. Some ways to motivate are…
- Getting active in the community and helping others with the hundreds of volunteer opportunities that are available; while doing something beneficial and helping an organization accomplish a common goal, you connect with the values and take back an experience that will remain with you forever. The Veterans Hospital,Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and American Red Cross are just some of the few ways students can give to those in need and earn valuable life lessons.
- Apply yourself! Venturing through online sources such as the Hillsborough Education Foundation will aid your future funding when studying in college. Though it is a myth that “millions of dollars go to unclaimed scholarships” companies like Coca-Cola, Toshiba, and The Ronald Reagan Foundation all give scholarships to hard working and involved high school students.
- Register early for the SAT and ACT testing. The most ideal time for a high school student to take these standardized tests is during the spring session of their junior year. It is better to test early the first time so you get a feel for both tests and how they differ from each other. While the SAT has multiple sections consisting of Reading, Writing, and Math, the ACT has Science, English, Math, and a Writing portion. Some helpful tips and preparation ideas can be found using websites like FastWeb.com and also studying SAT and ACT books.
Taking a leap of faith and compelling yourself to do more will help you achieve your goals. Motivating yourself this year will give you the tools you need to stride through the path of success.
A Stepping Stone to Milestones:
Milestones a collaborative group between MERGE Inc., Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, and We’re HERE to HELP Inc., has created service opportunities for financially and academically challenged students who are at risk of acquiring higher education. The project activities will be held at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School and focus on setting goals for the future. Students from local charter school will be recruited to participate in the project. The Milestone program has high hopes of driving student focus on post-secondary requirements.
MERGE would like to give a special thanks to our partners The Junior League of Tampa.
For more information about the organization go to http://www.jltampa.org/