From Junior to Leader this Fall

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership Positions

The value of your mentee holding leadership positions in highschool is threefold: boosts college applications, builds self-esteem, and invests in their future.

And there are numerous options available for students to shine:

  • Academic teams (math team, debate club, etc.)

  • Arts (theater, band, choir, glee club, dance, etc.)

  • Athletic teams

  • Community service/volunteering

  • Employment (afterschool jobs, internships, etc.)

  • Peer tutoring/advising

  • Political organizations (model U.N., alliance of students of color, international relations club, etc.)

  • Publications (school newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, etc.)

  • Student government


Take the PSAT for National Merit Scholarship Eligibility

The PSAT gives you an opportunity to understand the standardized test experience. Your scores will not be sent to colleges and do not impact your high school grades. You should still take this test seriously: PSAT scores determine your eligibility for National Merit Scholarships.

Scholarship Search

Locally, your mentee can source funds from Alumni clubs, volunteer groups like Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus, plus many private family and memorial foundations. Our students need financial help for more than just college tuition. There are summer programs and internship opportunities that may require tuition fees, as well. The great news is that there are over 19 billion dollars from 3.7 million grants available to them! Scholarships.com is a great resource for filtering through them all.


Focused SAT/ACT Prep



Desiree Webb-Oftedal