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The Future Focused TX campaign - a public-private collaboration - aims to maintain college enrollment rates in Texas despite the effects of COVID-19. Below you will find the Digital Counselor Packages full of free, digital content, collated for Texas counselors and advisors to share directly to students. We’ll be adding more every month, so please sign-up to receive regular updates from our coalition team.

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May/June - How to Beat that Summer Melt

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Starting Senior Year Off Right

After a difficult year its time to celebrate, this fall the Class of 2022 will be the top dogs on campus! There have been so many changes over the past year and a half - test optional admissions, the loss of extracurricular opportunities, extreme financial uncertainties - we know that using this summer effectively is key for our students' success. Share our free articles, videos, and downloadable resources with your rising seniors so they can start the college application process ASAP and be on top of their game this fall.

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The Summer Before College Bucket List

The sun is shining and in just a few months your seniors will be college students! They’ve worked so hard for all their accomplishments - high school graduation, being accepted into college, making decisions about their future - and this summer is the perfect time to take a breath and enjoy the success. However we know summer melt is real and helping students complete the college checklist is vital over the next few months.

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April - Finishing Strong

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Get It Graduate!

Congratulations to every senior in Texas. High school graduation is a huge accomplishment and deserves to be celebrated. At the same time we know there is still work to be done. Check out these free articles, videos, and downloadable resources to share with your students and help them reach all their postsecondary goals!

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Year One in the Books

Can you believe the year is almost over? For college students this has definitely been a more challenging experience than usual. Between the stress of the pandemic, starting life after high school remotely, and the normal social and emotional aspects of growing up - our student deserve to be celebrated!

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February & March - Stay the Course!

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Can't Stop, Won't Stop

And we’re back! The time between Winter Break and Spring Break is so important - but we often see kids starting to catch the “senioritis bug”. We’ve got some great resources here - articles, videos, downloads - to help your students stay on course! From touring potential colleges to maintain their GPA, we’re here to help you help them.

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Finding Your Flow

Your students are finally finding their flow and feeling more comfortable in class, on campus, and in college. It's great to see them thrive as they enter second semester and continue working towards their degree. Now is the time to start declaring their major (and maybe a minor) and keeping their grades up so they can continue to succeed. Using these resources, you can help your students plan for the rest of their freshman year, work on living independently and continue to grow their knowledge.

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December & January - Finishing Strong

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Preparing for a Productive Winter

Winter can be a stressful time for students… big exams, gloomy weather, college deadlines… but we are here to help students get the most out of these months! Using this time to finish 2020 strong, submit the last few college applications, and maybe make some money over the winter break are all great ways your students can find success this winter. To support your advising efforts, check out this month’s articles, videos, and downloadable resources - for FREE!

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Small Steps Every Day!

Finals, planning for the rest of the year, and a pandemic! This is a lot for a first year college student! By completing one thing at a time and taking small steps every day, every student can get through the winter months and be ready for 2021! Using these resources, you can help your students plan for next semester, apply for new scholarships, and continue working hard for their college degree! Check these out, pass them along to students, share them in advising sessions, or link them on your school website.

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October & November - $$$ 4 College

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Knowledge for College

We are moving into fall and deeper into the college application process. This month FAFSA opened for students and we know the sooner they submit it, the more money available to help pay for college. To support your advising efforts, check out this month’s articles, videos, and downloadable resources on FASFA, financial aid, and more college application support. Check these resources out, pass them along to students, post them in your virtual classroom, or link them on your school website! Copy-and-paste emails will be sent weekly to be forwarded to your students or can be found in this package to be sent at your own pace.

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Survive and Thrive in College

Staying organized and productive in college is an important part of the experience. With so many classes, assignments, and other requirements, it can be an overwhelming experience for a first time college student. Using these resources, you can help your students plan for a productive day, balance their daily lives, and continue working hard for their college degree! Check these out, pass them along to students, share them in advising sessions, or link them on your school website.

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September - Your Back to School Blueprint

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College Application Game Plan

Senior Year! What an exciting time for the Class of 2021. Upperclassmen ready to take on the world after graduation. Step one - figure out where you want to apply for college and what you need to do to make it happen! We’ve got resources, all for free, to share with your students to help them start senior year with a bang and stay on track for that college degree. Check these resources out, pass them along to students, post them in your virtual classroom, or link them on your school website! Copy-and-paste emails will be sent weekly to be forwarded to your students or can be found in this package to be sent at your own pace.

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A Fresh Start for Freshman Year

Congratulations to all the students in Texas starting their first year of college! This is a huge accomplishment. We’ve got articles, videos, and downloadable resources to help all students create a strong foundation for the upcoming term and stay on track to that degree. From finding an academic advisor to figuring out where everything is on campus - we have all the resources for you to share with your students. Check them out, pass them along to students, share them in advising sessions, or link them on your school website.

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August - Showing Up for Day One

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Preparing for a Successful Senior Year

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Despite all obstacles they’ve encountered, including a global pandemic, students have made it to their senior year. No matter which classes they may be taking or their current goals after graduation we have compiled a package of articles, videos, and downloadable resources to help your students return to school ready to succeed. Check these resources out, pass them along to students, post them in your virtual classroom, or link them on your school website! Copy-and-paste emails will be sent weekly to be forwarded to your students or can be found in this package to be sent at your own pace.

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Creating a Successful First Semester

Students have been accepted, completed their summer checklist, and are ready to officially start college. We’ve got articles, videos, and downloadable resources to help them start strong and create a solid foundation for the upcoming months. From distance learning tips to learning how to ask for help, these resources are created for students to help them succeed in college! Check them out, pass them along to students, share them in advising and counseling sessions, or link them on your school website.

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Complete College Freshmen Checklist

The summer between high school and college is an exciting time with much to look forward to! However, there are still many things to do to make sure the Class of 2020 makes it to their first day of college. The global pandemic, especially, has introduced new obstacles and uncertainties. The articles, videos, and resources in the Complete College Freshman Checklist package have been created to help your recently graduated students matriculate this fall. Check them out, pass them along to your students, post them in your virtual classroom, or link them on your school or organizational website!

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