A webinar for parents: Is a Gap Year Right for My Child? (sent 11/18/19)
If you would like to learn more about Gap Year programs, please see the information below and note that Drake will host a Gap Year Fair on February 26, 2020 from 6:00-8:30 pm. More information will be sent regarding the fair at Drake as the date gets much closer.
Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist
I am hosting a free, parent-focused webinar the evening of Thursday Nov 21 at 8pm est. Please share with any families who may be interested:
Thursday, Nov 21 at 8pm est
In the media, in PTO meetings and in college admissions offices, there's a lot of buzz about the "gap year" option. Studies show that intentional gap time increases student success in college, and surveys find gap year alumni self-identify as more mature, confident and civically-engaged. But is this pathway right for your child?
Join gap year expert Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Board Chair of the Gap Year Association, for a presentation that will cover the benefits, challenges and opportunities surrounding the gap year option.
Julia will clarify the definition of a gap year and cover common profiles of gap year students, like the high-achiever who feels academically burnt out and the experiential learner who desires meaning and value from their college experience. She will give an overview of the myriad of programs available, describe how to plan for college deferment and share strategies for how a gap year can fit into any family's budget.
For Counselors/Admin I'm hosting an encore presentation on Tuesday, Nov 19, at 2:00 pm est.
"Who Takes a Gap Year?" will cover profiles of different types of gap year students and how gap time can be beneficial for many kinds of learners. This session is ideal for IECs, school counselors, educators and admissions counselors. Register here.
Hope these are useful resources for you and your families! Have a great weekend.
Founding Director, EnRoute Consulting
President of the Board, Gap Year Association