These student support professionals work at community-based organizations throughout the city and partner with institutions of higher education in Greater Boston to ensure that young people have the guidance and mentorship they need to be successful in college. Based on years of collaboration, research and learning, this Resource Hub is a collection of information and best practice for current and future coaches, in Boston and beyond.
Success Boston coaches know, to support a young person to and through college, building a relationship and trust comes first. Make time to get to know each other and understand the big picture:
These messages are meant as a general guide, organized according to the academic year, to support all students throughout their college careers.
>> Pre-enrollment milestones and guidance for first year students <<
>> Explore options for developmental (also known as remedial) education <<
Finalize class schedules and financial aid.
Mid-semester check-ins and FAFSA completion.
Registration for spring classes opens up, finals are coming.
Finals season - students will be stressed. Guide and support them during this time.
Starting the Spring semester and summer planning.
>> See First Year Students <<
Stay on track to graduate.
Now is the time to firm up summer jobs and internships - reach out to career services on campus or the Boston PIC. Midterms are right around the corner.
Get ready for Summer Term and Internships.
As students navigate these milestones, managing stress is an important skill for students to build. Colleges have helpful resources to help students do this, from their health centers and mental health supports, to athletic facilities and wellness programming. Coaches can guide students toward these resources and encourage them to maintain healthy habits.