Since 2012, A-List has had a wonderful partnership with Jewish Home Lifecare. A-List provides students with college advising workshops on such topics as Educational Goals, College Options and Readiness, College Selection, Personal Statement/College Essay, College Application, Financial Aid, Making the Right Decision, and College Transition. We also provide one-to-one advising sessions starting in students’ junior year to help with the college selection process; and continue through their senior year assisting with the college and financial aid application process.
Our comprehensive college readiness component combines a myriad of workshops with individualized advisement sessions. A-List’s host of college readiness workshops provide each student with the tools necessary to make informed decisions around college admissions. The workshop series starts in their sophomore year with College 101 and Identifying Educational Goals. Junior year students begin to create their college roadmap with Getting Your House in Order and Assess Your Readiness, and then begin to set the criteria for their strategic college search with Examining Your College Options, and College Selection. As the students make their way towards senior year, we begin with the College Essay, College Applications, and Financial Aid workshops. Students also received individual advisement sessions to review transcripts, revise essays, and complete college and financial aid applications. A-List sees the students through the entire admissions process and ends with sessions to compare financial aid packages.
Recently, Jewish Home Lifecare seniors surprised A-List’s Director of Programs, Michelle Richards, with a BIG THANK YOU for all of her hard work and dedication over the last three years. She’s been helping these students since their sophomore year! This was her first class to go through the entire 3 year college readiness program. As Michelle says, “It wasn’t always easy and sometimes I had to yell. We faced a lot of challenges, but in the end they all had college options and some really great ones at that!”. Every one of these students was accepted into college, and for that we applaud Michelle and her students. Way to go guys! We couldn’t be more proud!