October is College & Career Month in Boston! This marks an exciting month of events and activities designed to encourage all students and their families to begin planning for a passion-filled life after high school as early as possible.
College & Career Month is an annual campaign each October to create awareness about college affordability, college admissions, and the types of degrees and careers that go along with a college education. The goal of College & Career Month is to showcase all of the city’s varied and helpful resources designed to get students prepared for, enrolled in, and through college. These include resources related to the PSAT and SAT; virtual college tours, including to HBCUs and two- and four year institutions; FAFSA support and college affordability; and exploration of postsecondary options to help students map out their college journey.
Now in its 16th year, College & Career Month is a partnership between the Boston Public Schools and Success Boston. Since College & Career Month began, Success Boston and its partners have worked to increase the numbers of Boston Public Schools students who attend and complete college. Today, the six-year college completion rate stands at 54% for BPS graduates, up from 35% for the class of 2000.
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Friday, September 30th, is the kick-off day for College & Career Month! Community of practitioners will represent their college colors and alma mater and share short videos and written inspirational posts on their “Why” and the path to accessing their careers. The road is long and winding, and it is critical that our students understand now than ever that there are supports along the way. Follow our social media accounts and share your videos, stories, graphics, and more: @SuccessBoston on Facebook and Twitter and @Success.Boston on Instagram
The fair was an opportunity for students to speak with representatives from colleges, universities, career and technical programs, discover opportunities in different STEM fields, access resources to assist with FAFSA completion, and get connected to coaching supports, career agencies and internship opportunities.