Monthly Archives: August 2015

Quick and Helpful Facts About Our College Of The Week:

Georgia Institute of Technology

*Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Tech is a leading research university dedicated to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
*Tech is home to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
*Students can choose a degree through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
*Students can get involved through intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions and over 400 student organizations.
*Georgia Tech encourages all potential students to visit and experience the Tech campus!

Jessica, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, absolutely loves the location, football game days and the advanced resources available to students. If she could change one thing about Tech, it would be to make sure professors can balance work between research and students. Jessica encourages all upcoming college freshmen to consider Tech as a top choice!

For more information regarding Georgia Tech and its admissions, be sure to check out gatech.edu/admissions

Go Jackets!

Volunteer Opportunity – Get Motivated – Help Other with Kids Boost

Ready for something bigger and better?!?
Written by Kristen Stocks, founder of Kids Boost

So you’ve worked hard over the years to maintain a decent, if not great, GPA. You may have even already taken the dreaded ACT or SAT or are planning to take it soon. And chances are you probably are involved in activities in school… maybe things like student council, sports, band or academic clubs. But are you looking to do something different, maybe something bigger or better? Are you looking to do something fun but impactful all at the same time?
Did you just say yes? I thought so…

What I’ve learned is that most teenagers do want to do something to give back to the world – something bigger and more meaningful than anything they’ve done in the past. This is the reason I started Kids Boost. I wanted to create a way to help kids and teenagers use their gifts, talents and interests to give back to something that is important to them. So this isn’t the situation when an adult is telling you to sell wrapping paper to improve the library at your school… this is the opportunity to do something YOU enjoy for a charity of YOUR choice.
Here’s the deal… Kids Boost will give you $100 and help you turn it into more for a charity. We will give you resources that you may need along the way and a coach to help if needed. You will also have your own webpage to help spread the word and to help generate donations for your cause.

Here’s an example of how it works: Ethan is 16 years old, loves basketball and is super competitive. Ethan also has the desire to help Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta because his neighbor was treated there for cancer a few years ago. Kids Boost gave Ethan $100 and helped him come up with a way to turn that money into more for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ethan decided to have a free-throw-athon with his basketball team to raise money. He talked to his team and coaches and picked a day they could use the school gym. Each player was challenged to get pledges from friends/family for each free-throw they made in a 30 minute window. Ethan also asked a few local restaurants to donate gift certificates to use as prizes for the player who scored the most free-throws and the player who collected the most money. Ethan used $25 of his $100 startup money to buy drinks and snacks for the event. The remaining $75 was put towards his money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ethan’s hard work paid off in a huge way. He raised $875.00! Ethan presented a check for $700 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (80% of his total) and the other $175.00 (20% of his total) goes back to Kids Boost to allow another kid the opportunity to participate. So his hard work not only helped Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, but it also helped other kids and charities… because some of the money he raised will keep the Kids Boost cycle going. Ethan and his team had a fun day and made an enormous impact on the community. Ethan was also able to add this experience to his college applications which made him a well-rounded candidate with great philanthropy experience.

Want to learn more?!? Check out www.kidsboost.org to get more information and to sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Kristen@kidsboost.org. I would love to hear from you and to help you do something amazing in the world. You are capable of much more than you even know!

Quick and Helpful Facts About Our College Of the Week: Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

Located in Kennesaw, GA, KSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees and is the third largest university in Georgia.KSU consolidated with Southern Polytechnic State University this past January to create one of the most respected institutions in higher education. In the fall of 2014, KSU had 32,500 students enrolled.
KSU has 18 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams, including its recently added football team, as well as multiple student organizations.

Be sure to make your reservation in advance for a campus tour to learn even more about KSU!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Daniel Papp, President of Kennesaw State University. I spent a lot of time with him learning about new programs, upcoming organizations and opportunities for not only the students but the community at large. I am very excited about KSU. This is a school that is no longer under the radar. The campus has grown and it will continue to expand!

For more information regarding KSU and its admissions, check out kennesaw.edu.

See you in Owl Country!