Originally posted on We encourage you to share these tips with your colleagues and students. Motivate Yourself (Come On… You Can Do It!) Do you need help motivating yourself to reach your goals? You say you want to make a change to reach your goals, but your actions say that you just want to […] Read More


Funding Opportunity: Eaton Charitable Fund

admin | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The following funding opportunity may be helpful for educators seeking outside funding to support adoption of Career & College Clubs. Contact us at ccc@edpartnerships or 310-242-8860 if you plan to apply for funding, we can provide language to assist with your application.   The Eaton Charitable Fund is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the […] Read More


U.S. News – 100 Best Jobs for 2017

admin | Friday, January 13, 2017

U.S. News & World Report has released their list of 100 Best Jobs for 2017. They define “good jobs” as those that pay well, challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, aren’t too stressful, offer room to advance and provide a satisfying work-life balance. They also add that, “the best careers […] Read More


While Career & College Clubs generally steers clear of social issues, a new film that focuses on the trafficking for sex of American middle school girls – a scourge that undermines our efforts to help students succeed – deserves your attention. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several mothers are waging on behalf […] Read More


Seeking inspiration for your students? Look no further than Ikie Brooks, a junior at  Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured Ikie, who grew up in a rural town devastated by economic hardship and widespread drug addiction. With the support of GEAR UP, Ikie is beating the odds and on […] Read More


On Friday, January 6, 2017, first lady Michelle Obama, honored the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in a ceremony at the White House. We at Career & College Clubs could not think of a better way for her to formally exit her role as FLOTUS. Mrs. Obama, also sent young people a strong message […] Read More


Tips 4 Teachers: Setting Goals

admin | Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Originally posted on We encourage you to share these tips with your colleagues and students. Setting Goals What are goals and how important are they? Setting goals give us a destination and vision of where we want to be or what we want to accomplish. When you know where you want to go, you […] Read More


Funding to Improve Student Learning

Joe Booth | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation awards Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning, paying close attention to the at-risk and underserved communities.  The grants are awarded in amounts up to $10,000 per year, for a maximum of three years. Applications are accepted January 15th through April 15th (limited […] Read More


The Angela Award – Deadline: December 15, 2016

admin | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity For Female Middle School Students Scholarship opportunities are few and far between for middle school students, but when we come across one we’re happy to pass information along. The Angela Award – Deadline: December 15, 2016 This award honors one female student in grades 5-8 who is exceptionally involved in and has a […] Read More

Originally posted on We encourage you to share these tips with your colleagues and students. Improve Your Memory and Concentration: Sit in Silence or Strike a Pose In today’s world people are inundated with different activities that promote multi-tasking. When our brain is forced to complete multiple demanding tasks simultaneously, the results may not […] Read More