SEEDS’ Guidance team works closely with graduates, helping students prepare for the next steps of their educational or career journeys. Part of this includes visiting students on their campuses each year. During the 2018-2019 school year, that meant meeting 470 graduates at 151 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country. Those visits will start up again in the Fall of 2019 to check in and touch base on the student and the year ahead.
This summer, Guidance hosted several events to help high school students prepare for college enrollment. Thirty students participated in SEEDS’ annual SAT Prep Class (taught by Foley Prep). Nearly 40 students joined SEEDS for a two-day College Tour, visiting Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Franklin & Marshall College and Swarthmore College. (A fall College Tour is also in the works. Stay tuned for additional details on visits to the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University on November 25.)
In addition, Guidance helped prepare students for future careers. Sixty-one students found summer academic programs, leadership programs, or internships through SEEDS.
SEEDS also took some time to celebrate graduates. In June, more than 30 Young Scholars graduates in middle school met at the SEEDS office for a fun event reconnecting with each other. Then, SEEDS hosted its Senior Send-Off in July, where 20 seniors met before heading off to their first year in college. There, SEEDS grads Melissa Cortes ’13 (University of Pennsylvania), Richard Nguyen ’11 (Rutgers University ’19) and Tyler White ’14 (American University) sat on a panel sharing their college experiences with soon-to-be college students.