All Things Teen
We're all about teenagers, because we're all about making the next generation, the greatest generation. We've worked with teens for over 20 years, and in that amount of time we've racked up some great stories and life lessons, and we simply must share. So if you're in the mood to read about what the next generation is up to, check back frequently. Enjoy!
Life After Graduation
Planning for life after graduation is absolutely essential to becoming a successful adult. As a result, a portion of the Life On Point curriculum focuses on talking with students about their future goals and plans after high school. The students at Hixson High School have beautiful ambitions, and Life On Point Facilitators work with the students to help them figure out what education level will be needed to fulfill their goals. In learning how to plan for their future, students work to conceptualize the commitments necessary to carry out their goals by mapping out their future 5, 10, 15 and 20 years from now. Mary Rausch, Life On Point Facilitator at Hixson stated,” This is always a very eye-opening experience for students, and it is at this stage they begin to really piece together every step that must be taken to achieve their desired results.”
In order to have a deep understanding for what life after high school might really look like, students in the Life On Point group at Hixson had the unique opportunity to visit both Chattanooga State and UTC. Students spent all day learning about the admission process at both schools, how to search and apply for financial aid, and even had the privilege of eating lunch at the UTC cafeteria! In addition, students spent ample amount of time learning about student life and the wide variety of majors offered at each college.
Currently, there are 16 schools in our community with a Life On Point program, and at each school where the program is present, On Point works closely with faculty sponsors. Mr. Ron Peck, the faculty sponsor and the Hixson Graduation Coach, worked diligently with On Point to submit a grant to Target, which allowed for the field trip to be possible.