I am working with a teacher at Edison High School to contact staff involved with helping students prepare for college. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of financial advice for students planning to go to college -- especially not in the way I'm thinking. Right now, the most help students enjoy is having a packet of scholarships and financial aid applications thrown at them. Parents are not involved. There is no investment in the project. Few kids know about it.
I intend to know by the end of the semester whether I will be starting this organization. I can use the winter break to do some networking and build a foothold at Edison High School, which will be my guinea pig. If things go well, I will bring it to other schools in the area. With the Internet and connections with students across the country, I could potentially build a nation-wide network of financially-literate adults who want to help kids plan and prepare financially for a tertiary education.
But I say again: Do I have it in me?at November 11, 2005 3:04 PM