07 August 2017
College Counseling Admissions Bootcamp

Register here for the August 7-10 session.

Details

This small group workshop is a great way for rising seniors to begin the application process before the flurry of fall activities and schoolwork. In a four-day intensive format, based on a holistic approach, we help students create stellar college applications that reflect their abilities, gifts, and talents. Our focus will be on developing the Common Application, UC application, resumes, activity descriptions, and personal statements. Our counselors will also help students develop a manageable timeline to complete applications before the Thanksgiving break, and students are welcome to use this workshop as a standalone or part of our comprehensive college counseling admissions program.

10 August 2017
Playing the Game of School: How to Have An Organized, Successful School Year

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Register for Middle School Workshops

Details

Our specially designed workshop is a great way to calm students’ anxieties and allow them to develop skills to balance their schoolwork and outside activities. It is an encouraging introduction to the skills that we highlight in our office during weekly sessions. The workshop shows students how to organize their binders, use their planner, manage their homework and free time, focus on good nutrition, sleep, and stress management, and set goals for the upcoming upcoming year. We offer this workshop in a small group setting, with a maximum of eight students in each workshop.

12 August 2017
Playing the Game of School: How to Have an Organized, Successful School Year

Register for High School Workshops

Register for Middle School Workshops

Details

Our specially designed workshop is a great way to calm students’ anxieties and allow them to develop skills to balance their schoolwork and outside activities. It is an encouraging introduction to the skills that we highlight in our office during weekly sessions. The workshop shows students how to organize their binders, use their planner, manage their homework and free time, focus on good nutrition, sleep, and stress management, and set goals for the upcoming upcoming year. We offer this workshop in a small group setting, with a maximum of eight students in each workshop.

29 August 2017
Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

7 PM  | Linden Tree Books at the Los Altos Youth Center

Los Altos, CA

Details
Ana Homayoun will speak on her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” which explores the way social media is ingrained in all of our lives, but especially in those of teens and tweens. Young people are often living in two different worlds: one online and one IRL (in real life), and the stress of this balancing act affects all aspects of student wellness, from academic abilities and social well-being to emotional and physical health. This situation presents unique challenges for educators and parents, as children and students are often unable to self-regulate their consumption of digital media, which can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The book, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers help for students, parents, educators, and policymakers as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.