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You learn valuable information and skills in college, but how much of that information is shared in grades K-12? Success in college is more than just high grades; it includes: strategic planning, entrepreneur skills, scholarships and grants, and networking in the process.
Guide Me To College: 10 Vital Steps Every Urban Youth Need For College is a tool that provides essential information to prepare youth and parents for college, while developing life skills. Starr Essence shares her advice, strategies, and tips to help you succeed in college.
She gives real-life stories along with 15 years of professional experience in Non-profit, Higher Education, and Business Ownership. She is the founder of MorningStar International, Inc. a 501 C (3) youth organization. Guide Me To College: 10 Vital Steps Every Urban Youth Need For College is the first book to guide urban youth to succeed in college and to gain valuable life skills today.
“Completing your education is essential to your success, as one of the main reasons why students drop out of college is due to lack of academic preparation and financial support.”
“Did you know only about 20,000 students out of approximately 21 million who are expected to attend American colleges and universities receive a scholarship? Shocking!”
“Applying for scholarships and grants provides a financial benefit because it allows you to know the type of financial support you will need to pay for college.”
“Writing an essay for scholarships doesn’t sound cool but being awarded a one hundred-thousand-dollar or a million dollars in scholarships is cool.”
“Statistic shows that African-American students are behind in Language Arts skills, which suggest that they’re behind in other subjects as well.”
“If you believe that going to college will add value to your personal and/or professional growth, then I recommend that you only borrow what you need and not a penny more.”
“Selecting a college that compliments with who you are enables you to focus more on obtaining greatness.”
“Let your haters be one of the driving forces to catapult your dreams and unleash your true potential.”
“You are competing for career and business opportunities before, during, and after college.”
“There is no one-path journey for all students. However, there are various resources that can help all students achieve an intended end—the attendance and completion of one’s college education.”
“To journal means to record your life greatest moments via paper, tablet, laptop or a computer.”
“Writing your vision helps you to be accountable to the goals, ideas, dreams, visions, and even thoughts that you desire at a moment in time.”
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