The College Admissions Process: A Journey of Self-Discovery in 6 (Not So Simple) Steps

The college process incorporates more than one year of high school. It is a holistic process that starts during a student’s freshman year of high school, as students pick their classes, start to join clubs and sports, and immerse themselves in extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. 

And while the college process might be stressful, anxiety-producing…you get the point, it is also a huge learning opportunity for students. It is a process of self-discovery and a process of skill-building.

4 Reasons to Write a Thank You Note

Nowadays, hand-written thank you notes, cards of any kind, are infrequently sent. With online methods of communication dominating the way we speak to one another, the best we can typically anticipate is a grammatically correct thank you email. But no matter how you choose to show your appreciation, there are many reasons to do so. Here are our top 4 reasons why you should send someone a thank you note – for a job interview, for a college visit, for any reason.

5 Strategies to Manage Stress While Studying for High School Final Exams

This is the first time in several years that most high school students will be taking in person final exams. This presents a new challenge for students, as they must find ways to recall and process a year’s worth of information, simultaneously managing the stress levels associated with test-taking.  Studying for final exams means more […]

Transitions: Moving Up to Middle School

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””]Do you remember your first day of middle school?   Moving up, from elementary to middle school, is an important milestone (for both kids and their parents). Middle schools are big, busy, and overwhelming. Now is the perfect time to determine the best way to manage this transition.  A little advanced planning can go […]

Ten Things to Do BEFORE Your Child Leaves for College

As the school year winds down, families with high school seniors are considering how to get ready for what comes next. Here is some sage advice from our guest blogger, Lori Wolk. Consider Completing a HIPAA Form and a Durable Power of Attorney.  The HIPPAA form allows healthcare providers to share your child’s medical information […]

GAMECHANGER’s Sixth Annual Children’s Book Drive

Since its inception, GAMECHANGER has invested in helping to empower the well-rounded child. To support children throughout Westchester County and to provide them with opportunities that come from having easier access to literature, GAMECHANGER started an annual children’s book drive five years ago. Every May, GAMECHANGER collects new and gently used children’s books and donates […]

High School Resumes: 3 Effective Ways to Paint a Picture of Yourself

Most people associate the word resume with a job search. Yet, a resume is about more than finding a job. It tells a story. Your story. Highlighting interests and experiences helps you to gain insights about what makes you stand out. Some students find it hard to brag. A resume is a way to outline […]

Maximizing Time: One Key To Succeeding As A Student Athlete

“There aren’t enough hours in the day,” said my friend. She called for an SAT tutor recommendation; she needed someone flexible. Her son plays varsity soccer; he comes home after 7:00pm. When could he tutor? Most student-athletes spends 7 hours daily at school and at least another 2 hours at practice (in season, on a […]