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Hello! 
 

Thank you for reading the DiscoverU newsletter! DiscoverU is an exciting week, from October 12-16, for students across Seattle and South King County to explore college and career options. Each week this newsletter will provide DiscoverU updates, including new resources, activities and communications supports. 

 

With your participation, students of all ages will have the opportunity to explore their futures and think about how education can help them reach their dreams.

 

Please email info@roadmaptocollege.org with any feedback or questions.


Thank you!!
-DiscoverU Team

DiscoverU Poster Pick-Up!
 
Community partners participating in DiscoverU can pick up posters on Friday, October 2, 8am-2pm at the CCER office (1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98144). If you would like to pick up some posters, please email Sara Siegel ( ssiegel@ccedresults.org ) and we will make sure they are ready for you!

As a reminder, printed posters will be delivered to school districts on Thursday, October 1.


DiscoverU Participant Spotlight

Tyee Campus, Highline Public Schools
The Tyee Educational Complex in Highline Public Schools hosts two high schools, the Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment (ACE) and Global Connections High School (GCHS). Karly Feria, the College & Career Access Specialist at Tyee, supports both schools and does an amazing job of organizing activities to engage every student during DiscoverU week.
 
Last year at Tyee, 10th and 11th graders took the PSAT and 12th graders took the SAT during DiscoverU week. Around the testing schedule, workshops and trips were planned, including career exploration tours for ACE and college visits for students from GCHS. After 11th graders finished their PSATs, they could go to different workshops facilitated by community partners such as the YMCA. About 60 career professionals took part in panels where they spoke to students about their career pathways and day-to-day work life. Tyee students also participated in a fun game of college bingo where they tried to find teachers who went to different colleges or participated in a variety of extracurricular activities, like playing sports for their college. The game allowed students to learn about their teacher's experiences as they checked off squares on their bingo game boards.
 
This year, Karly said they plan to continue engaging every student on the campus. All 9th graders will go on a college visit to one of six different campuses: Seattle Pacific University, Pacific Lutheran University, UW Tacoma, Seattle Central College, Green River College and University of Puget Sound. The UW Dream Project and College Success Foundation will be working with 10th and 11th graders on various aspects of college access. And seniors will participate in workshops that provide information on exploring all college options, whether technical, two-year or four-year.
 
Wow, it sounds like there will be no shortage of college and career exploration activities at Tyee during DiscoverU - great work Karly and team! 

City Manager's office from City of SeaTac presenting 
about their jobs to students in a career panel.

Students from Tyee Educational Complex 
on a trip to Renton Technical College.

Do you have an exciting plan for DiscoverU?
Share your DiscoverU plans and activities with info@roadmaptocollege.org to be featured in the DiscoverU newsletter or on the DiscoverU Twitter and Facebook pages. 
Activity of the Week
 
College Gear & Career Selfies - How-To!
An easy way to get involved with DiscoverU and encourage others to participate is to have them snap a quick on-the-job selfie, or a picture in their college gear. To make it easy for you and others, we created a "how-to" sheet

This flyer also includes all of the information for our social media channels - including our BRAND NEW Instagram! We are excited to see everyone's super selfies during DiscoverU week, just make sure your post is public and use the hashtag #DiscoverU so we can see all the fun you're having. 


Resource of the Week
 
Ready Set Grad Website
Ready Set Grad , a website developed by the Washington Student Achievement Council, is a great resource to help students and parents learn about different education pathways and the steps needed to get there.   Find resources from 6th grade all the way through continuing education students. 

Check out the "$ for College" page to find basic information on financial aid and links to scholarship resources, including the College Bound Scholarship program.


DiscoverU How-To
 
Participating in DiscoverU is easy! Just follow these 3 simple steps:
  1. Wear your college or career gear- Whether you wear a hat with your college's name or a T-shirt with your organization's logo, it's easy to show off your DiscoverU spirit!
  2. Discuss your education or career path with students- Students know you are an educator, librarian, mentor, coach or principal, but do they know how you got there? Talking to students about the education and jobs that led to your current career is an easy way to get them thinking about all of the possibilities in their futures.
  3. Lead a fun college or career exploration activity- Visit our activities and resources for sample lessons and ideas.
Sign the Pledge
 
Join the DiscoverU fun! To pledge your participation, visit the DiscoverU pledge page. To see who else has taken the DiscoverU pledge, visit our participants page
About the Newsletter

The DiscoverU newsletter is designed to share resources, highlight best practices and  provide you with important updates regarding DiscoverU . The DiscoverU newsletter is distributed by Community Center for Education Results, the nonprofit organization supporting the Road Map Project. 

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