If you could use some extra support in life, ask your counselor about the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a small group consisting of 4-10 students who meet once a week to create plans around any type of challenge, such as mental health issues (stress, anxiety, frustration), medical conditions (diabetes, weight gain, pain management), life issues (addiction, smoking, trauma), and more. The goal is to identify early warning signs and create an action plan for these difficult situations so you can navigate crises more safely or avoid them entirely. Here’s what some students said about last year’s group:
“It was nice to make more connections, and this group feels safe.”
“It’s easy to talk and laugh in group.”
“I feel I have a closer friend group and know more people at school.”
The key concepts of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support are explored in these interactive meetings (which are free and take place during the school day) and is facilitated by the Mental Health Association of Nebraska and our school social worker, Mr. Barber. For questions or to see if this might be a good fit for you, talk with your counselor or stop by Mr. Barber’s office in the Media Center!
In partnership with esports organization Rogue, Find Your Grind is launching the Junior Rogue Program, a semester-long professional gaming accelerator program that gives young Fortnite players a direct path to pursuing their dreams.
Those accepted will receive mentorship from Rogue’s professional Fortnite team, a $500 scholarship, access to industry experts from a wide variety of backgrounds, and resources unique to the Junior Rogue Program. Find Your Grind wants to enable the next generation of Fortnite pros and provide the resources and experience necessary to chase that goal!
The Junior Rogue Program is currently open to residents of the U.S. and registered U.S. territories under the age of 18. Applications are open until October 1, 2018 at 5pm Pacific Time. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career in esports, but just need some mentorship to get there, apply now.
Students and families can visit with representatives from colleges across the state, region, and nation during the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Admission is free.
The College Fair, sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation and the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, will also feature financial aid presentations.
Follow these tips to make the most of your College Fair visit:
- Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your phone, and take it to the college fair so that college reps can scan it.
- Determine which colleges you want to visit (a list is available in the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org).
- Prepare a list of questions to ask college representatives. Ask about deadlines for admission, scholarship and financial aid applications.
- Attend a financial aid program to learn about types of aid and how to apply.
SCC has released the dates for their fall 2018 Discovery Days. This experience gives students, parents, teachers, and counselors the opportunity to tour an SCC campus and discover the numerous opportunities available. Participants will learn about each program on the campus they visit, have the opportunity to speak individually with instructors and staff, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at SCC. Each event day runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (lunch is included).
Lincoln Campus – Friday, October 26th, and Friday, November 16th
Beatrice Campus – Friday, October 12th, and Friday, November 9th
Milford Campus – Friday, November 2nd, and Friday, November 30th
CLICK HERE to register for a Discover Day!