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September 1, 2017 Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern ’79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College ’13) September College Planning Newsletter September 1, 2017 Welcome to the 2017/18 College Planning Cohort™ Program Today is the kickoff of our new College Planning Cohort Google Classrooms. As our program continues to evolve, Google Classrooms represent another means of furthering our efforts in closing the ‘college knowledge gap’ and assisting students in identifying the most viable postsecondary pathways to their college/career aspirations.

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August Activities

August 1, 2017 Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern ’79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College ’13) Important Changes This month brings important changes to our College Planning Cohort™ Program. Following is an overview of these changes. Google Classroom On September 1, we will begin our College Planning Cohort Google Classrooms. Each classroom will be designed to support a specific cohort. Please review the overview of the classroom in which you may have the opportunity to participate (listed in

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July Activities

July 1, 2017 Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern ’79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College ’13) July College Planning Newsletter Many of our graduating high school seniors are already immersed in summer programs on their respective college campuses, with many others anxiously awaiting the beginning of classes in August. A word of advice—budget! Those students who will be staying on campus will soon discover how incredibly expensive it is to furnish a space as small as a dormitory

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June Activities

June 1, 2017 Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern ’79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College ’13) Congratulations 2017 Cohort Students May 1 was the enrollment decision deadline for most colleges and universities in the United States. Each year, the journey of our high school graduates informs and inspires future cohort students. While many of our cohort students had impressive outcomes and were blessed with full, or near full scholarship opportunities, one student provided an historic merging of her efforts with

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May Activities

May 1, 2017 Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern ’79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College ’13) Why the Cohort is So Important The photograph used in this month’s blog posting reflects the annual high school graduation celebration worship service, hosted during May for the past ten years at the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia. This year, ten of the graduates also participated in our 2017 TCC College Planning Cohort, many of whom will be attending

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April Activities

Important Milestones This month’s blog photo symbolizes important milestones for cohort students. High school seniors should be confirming that all of their financial aid documents have been received by their institutions, reviewing financial aid award letters, calculating final college costs, submitting enrollment fee waivers, and finalizing enrollment decisions by May 1. Students, in grades 9 – 11, who have successfully completed the assigned activities since January should be well prepared for Spring Break and college visits, as one

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March Activities

Pursuing Opportunities This month’s blog photo symbolizes the opportunities being experienced by high school seniors as the puzzle of their college and scholarship plans is pieced together. One of our cohort students recently attended the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Center for Women in Technology Selection Weekend. Two other cohort students have been invited to attend the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Meyerhoff Scholars’ Selection Weekend. Each of these programs provide $20,000 annual, and renewable, scholarships. 2015 Gates

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February Activities

Welcome to the new College Planning Cohort (TM) website Students portrayed in this month’s blog photo, are high school juniors and seniors who attend The Next Episode on the second Sunday of each month at the Turner Chapel AME Church where students engage in a Teen Bible Study and college planning discussion (i.e., a cohort). High school juniors who attended The Next Episode last year are now participating in the Turner Chapel AME Church High School Senior Cohort.

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January Activities

Welcome to the 2017 College Planning Cohort (TM)  We have many important changes to our College Planning Cohort (TM) Program for 2017. The program will now operate on a calendar year from January through December. All students who joined the cohort in 2016 will receive a complimentary one-year renewal. As outlined in our College Planning Cohort Blog Posting, high school counselors are often responsible for 200 – 500 students or more and in extreme situations may be

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