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Compass & Connections Series

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - December 17 @ 6:00 pm



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November 5Discover your Ikaigi

We all want our students to end up in fulfilling careers that pay a good wage, and there are a number of things we can do to prepare them for this. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help students find what they like, what they are good at, what the world needs and what they can get paid for. Let’s work together to help all students discover and pursue their Ikigai, or purpose.

November 12 – Paving the way for Growth Mindset

Developing a growth mindset early on is crucial for a successful, happy life. When kids learn putting forth effort and using the right strategies can help them steadily improve in different areas, they feel empowered, and try harder. When they know their brains are capable of growing, they are more confident, resilient, and are not afraid to “fail!” Join us to learn strategies to encourage a growth mindset in your child.

November 19 – Careers Expedition

You’d like to help your student explore careers, but with so many options where do you begin? Join us to learn about top, in-demand jobs and careers in San Diego (specifically in North County), as well as where to go after high school in order to acquire the technical skills needed to pursue them.

December 3 – Exploring Options Beyond High School

When it comes to education beyond high school, there is no one-size-fits-all. Each student has unique strengths, interests, and values which should help guide their future career aspirations. Join us in this session to help your student identify post high school educational options, choices, and opportunities that will help lead them to a career in which they’ll thrive. Panelists will cover options in community college, 4 year college, career college, and apprenticeships.

December 10 – Charting Your Financial Future

Elementary: College may seem far away when your children are in elementary or middle school, but it’s never too early to start learning about financial aid and savings options. Join us to learn ways to make funding your child’s education less stressful.

Secondary: Much time is spent on figuring out the best personal, academic and social “fit” for a student with respect to their education beyond high school; however the financial fit is often overlooked until much later in the process. Learn about the importance of filing the FAFSA or CADA and deadlines, as well as leave with tools and resources to help guide your family through this process.

December 17 – Mapping Essential 21st Century Skills

21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed—by educators and employers alike—to be critically important to success in today’s complex, information-age, technology-driven economy and society. 21st century skills can be applied in all educational, career, and civic settings throughout a student’s life. Join us to hear about today’s top 21st century skills and how to help your student develop or enhance them in their daily lives.



November 5 @ 5:00 pm
December 17 @ 6:00 pm




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