How Alumni Can Make a Huge Difference in Today’s Public High Schools

By Jeff Stein M.Ed. on Apr 24, 2019 1:44:13 PM

Alumni may be the most underutilized resource available to public schools. It’s time to reimagine outdated alumni programs focused on reunions and Facebook groups.  It’s time to reinvent alumni programs- focused on alumni helping and inspiring student and teacher success.

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The Millennial Dollar Question: Are Your Alumni Helping Your Students?

By Jeff Stein M.Ed. on Apr 18, 2019 1:38:58 PM

It could just be that the most uniquely qualified and ready-to-go volunteers to support your students are the ones who just graduated. Known as near-peer mentors, college-going alumni are old enough to exude the clout and aspiration students are drawn to while still being relatable enough -- thanks to shared interests, goals and backgrounds. Near-peer mentors can help support students through the college admission process and offer firsthand insight and advice. 

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Alumni role models. A simple, effective and rewarding strategy to increase student engagement in public high schools.

By Jeff Stein M.Ed. on Apr 8, 2019 9:28:05 PM

How can educators motivate high school students? A key is helping them see how the effort they put into school can yield concrete payoffs in their future. Yet we all know that hearing that message from teachers is just not enough. Is there an accessible way for educators to increase student motivation by helping them see the connections between their high school experience and a productive future?

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