What do you want to be?

We recently talked to many parents whose student’s didn’t know what they wanted to be or what major to choose for college.  We found this article with good information about choosing a major. Some “flaws” for which I added my two pennies, but overall a good start in the process of deciding on a career field and major for college.  Enjoy and share! My Two Cents_How to Choose a College Major

Did you miss our panel discussion on December 10th?

If you did, you missed a great discussion, with great folks, on a great topic.  Did I say GREAT enough? Don’t worry, picture and video highlights will be available soon. Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success! Our next event will be on successful studying and note taking tips- it’s never too late to apply new study habits AND who doesn’t love shopping for new and colorful school supplies?  Stay tuned …

LIFT Mentor Panel Discussion_December 10, 2016

Join us as we address the controversial topic of whether a college education is worth the money or the effort.  This event is part of The Leaders Inspiring Fruitful Tomorrows (LIFT) Mentor Project, which includes three programs aimed at renewing the importance of a college education, improving diversity in higher education, and providing families with strategies and tools to increase college participation and successful graduation. Space is limited for this free …

About The LIFT Mentor Project

The Leaders Inspiring Fruitful Tomorrows, Corp. (LIFT) Mentor Project The LIFT Mentor Project currently consists of three programs: (1) LIFT Mentor Monday, an online campaign where a wide range of social media platforms are used to convey valuable information about leadership, education, life skills, and scholarship, (2) LIFT Panelist Discussion/Group Mentor Program where featured community leaders will lead live discussions about topics that affect our communities and, (3) the Find …

How much will it cost to raise your child?

In today’s #LIFTMentorMonday, we talk about the cost of raising a child.  Pretty expensive… I’ve always been skeptical about the reported costs to raise children.   At least in my experience and opinion, housing and transportation are not costs that change significantly just because children involved.  However, this calculator created by CNN Money and FutureAdvisor shows us predictions on 18-year average expenses for a child born in 1997 (birth year, region, and …

Is there a character boot camp?

LIFT Mentor Monday is back!  This month, we discuss some of the characteristics of successful people in Is there a character boot camp?  Read the full article here. We will continue discussion with this theme until our next topic is released in October. New LIFT Mentor Monday topics will be presented every 2nd Monday. If you have a topic, question, response, or comment you want discussed on LIFT Mentor Monday send …

Goals

Continuing with last weeks’ topic of creating goals #goals I have created a downloadable tool to help you plan and brainstorm on paper. If you are a student, start with a small task and map out your plan for getting it done.  Once you get the hang of it, plan your next year.  Then five years, and so on. If you are a teacher, parent or mentor, share with your student(s).  Sit down …

#goals

This weekend, I had the opportunity to not only celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother and to be celebrated but I also took part in an amazing event that honored an amazing woman.  Her motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.”  As I prepare for my husband’s law school graduation and I look back on my own graduation from fellowship last year, there are many things that …