OVERVIEW: College planning can be STRESSFUL AND OVERWHELMING! For most high school students and their parents, the process is all about being the best so you can get into the best school. But once students arrive on campus, millions of them struggle while navigating the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic changes in front of them. There is a different and better way to approach college search and selection. It’s a fresh approach that gives students control over the process and reduces stress. It sets them up to be successful before ever arriving on campus.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning applies a new lens to an old process that shifts the power from the college to the student. Harlan walks attendees through a step-by-step approach that helps high school students (and their parents) focus more on what they want and less on being wanted. It saves time, emotions, and money. Harlan gives attendees a framework that can be applied to life in high school and during the college years . This new approach turns college search into an exciting and positive experience.
Harlan uses his trademark humor, stories from students, personal anecdotes, facts, stats, and audience interaction. He takes questions via text message during his event. Every event is customized to fit your school’s needs.
TOPICS: College planning, first generation issues, navigating change, life in the classroom, life outside the classroom, commuting, homesickness, roommates, relationships, parent issues, and the issues that are most important to your community.
AUDIENCE: High school students, parents, professional staff, teachers, first-generation students, and anyone working interested in college readiness.
LENGTH: 60-90 minutes
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