Save 60% in College costs while you are in high school..
In 2013, the CDC Study of Health Risk Behaviors showed that 17% of students in grades 9-12 have contemplated suicide, 22% rode with a driver who had been drinking, 26% used tobacco before age 12, and 41% of sexually active students didn't use protection.

Studies have shown that peer mentoring can decrease the likelihood of teens initiating risky behaviors, such as drug and alcohol abuse. The Focus Program is an Alabama school-based program promoting student-led prevention of adolescent risk behaviors. They have a great upcoming leadership training  opportunity where you can help make a difference.

12th Annual Alabama Youth Council
Parents, teens and school administrators are all invited to attend this one day youth conference that provides the opportunity to come together as a community to network, learn about prevention, and join the challenge to make a difference.

The Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Montgomery
October 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For information about the FOCUS Program and to register for the event, click here. 


National Scholarship

Type: Entry
Award: unspecified
Eligibility: Must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years and eligible to work in the United States at the time of entry. Entrants who are at least eighteen (18) but deemed to be a minor in the jurisdiction in which they reside will be required to obtain parental or legal guardian consent. 
Deadline:October 16, 2015
Administered by: MTV Networks              
Click here to learn more!

Alabama Scholarship 

Type: Grant  
Award: $7,000
Eligibility: Demonstrate critical financial need (family income must be $55,000 or less). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. GPA requirements vary by program (please refer to individual scholarship pages)
Deadline: October 25, 2015
Administered By: Horatio Alger Association

  Click here  to learn more!

Tips and Advice -
Save Over 60% In College Costs in High School 

Did you know parents can save an average of $5,000- $24,000 each year their high school student participates in a grade acceleration program? An agreement made between the Alabama Department of Education and several colleges allows high school students to earn college credit early through programs like dual enrollment, online classes, early college, or accelerated high school....  Read more 
- Upcoming Events -

   Countdown To College
 Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Fort High School
Spanish Fort, AL

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pelham High School
Pelham, AL

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prattville High School
Prattville, AL

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