For the Sake of the Child
Parent Chat: Scholarships

Parent Chat: Scholarships

January 21, 2021

It's college scholarship season and it can be an overwhelming time for parents and students. Podcast host, Susan Sellers and Happy Garner, Master Parent Educator from the MCEC webinar team, share their experiences. They discuss how to start the scholarship search as well as helpful resources and lessons learned. 

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by Military Spouses' Club of Albany, GA. 

Links for Show Notes:

 

https://www.road2college.com/

The Scoop on Paying For College

Road2College provides education, tools, and access to experts to help families make smarter college decisions. We provide trustworthy information on financial aid, college search, private scholarships, merit scholarships, FAFSA, borrowing options, and all things related to paying for college. Our tools match students to colleges offering them the most merit scholarships.

www.road2college.com

https://militaryfamilies.com/military-education/35-scholarships-for-military-connected-students/

 

35+ scholarships for military-connected students | Military Education | Military Families

Headed back to school in 2021 or working on your degree? Here are over 35 military scholarships that can help relieve some financial burden.

militaryfamilies.com

https://www.militarychild.org/webinars

Webinars - Military Child Education Coalition

MCEC Parent to Parent community-based teams are available via webinar to support parents who are remote or not located near a major military installation.

www.militarychild.org

 

MCEC Military Student Consultants—Global Support System

MCEC Military Student Consultants—Global Support System

January 14, 2021

No matter where you are located in the world the MCEC MSC’s, Sue Lopez and Mark Patton, can help with real-world situations and provide assistance in overcoming transitional barriers associated with the military lifestyle.

Contact an MSC today at:

Website: militarychild.org/contact
Phone: (254) 953-1923 ext 1146
email: msc@militarychild.org

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by United Club Spouses & Civilians Association Camp Humphreys United Club in South Korea.

Top Resources mentioned in this podcast:

https://www.militarychild.org/

School Quest https://schoolquest.militarychild.org/

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) http://www.mic3.net/

Installation School Liaison Officers https://www.dodea.edu/partnership/schoolliaisonofficers.cfm

Tutor.com https://military.tutor.com/home

Military One Source https://www.militaryonesource.mil/ 800-342-9647

Cohen Veterans Network https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/

America Serves- 360 care (8 state branches) https://americaserves.org/

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/special-needs/exceptional-family-member/the-exceptional-family-member-program-for-families-with-special-needs

https://branchta.org/maps-military-installations-and-contacts-by-region-state/

MFLC https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-and-family-life-counseling

Installation Family Programs- Army Community Services, Fleet and Family Readiness Centers https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/?looking-for-a=program/program-service=26/focus=program

Center for Parent and Teen Communication https://parentandteen.com/

Military One Source https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

College Board https://www.collegeboard.org/

Blue Star Families https://bluestarfam.org/family-life/

Boys and Girls Clubs of America https://www.bgca.org/about-us/military

Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) https://www.samhsa.gov/

Partners in Promise https://thepromiseact.org/who-we-are/

Understood.org https://www.understood.org/

Wrights Law https://www.wrightslaw.com/

 

 

Improving Reading Outcomes–National Center on Improving Literacy

Improving Reading Outcomes–National Center on Improving Literacy

January 7, 2021

Deputy Director of the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL), Dr. Sarah Sayko, seeks to improve awareness about evidence-based literacy information by sharing free resources for improving reading outcomes for both children with dyslexia and for those who are at-risk for literacy-related disabilities.

 

Show Notes:

What Do We Mean By Evidence-based?

Route to Reading: Map it Out

Route to Reading: Be Your Child’s Tour Guide

What are the characteristics of effective reading instruction?

Kid Zone!

Remote Literacy Learning: Coaching Steps for Families

 

Other information:

National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) (see its academic tools chart)

EdReports

This podcast as made possible thanks to the generous support from the Naval Officers' Spouses Club Washington, DC

Past Student 2 Student® Linda shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

Past Student 2 Student® Linda shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

December 17, 2020

Linda tells her story from Student 2 Student® in Harker Heights High School to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  Linda shares stories of empathy, finding herself and helping others belong at one of Texas’s largest universities.

“I knew how it felt not to belong and because I did I wanted to help provide that sense of belonging to others.”

Students

MCEC provides support to military-connected and civilian students through our student-led, peer-to-peer mentoring programs at the K-12 levels.

Student 2 Student® (S2S) is a student-led and faculty-advised program with the mission to take care of new students. An S2S program shows students their new campus, and introduces them to their new community. It provides fun ways for new students to get to know other students, to build new peer groups, and encourage new students to perform better in school. S2S impacts the entire student body by uniting the campus to build a culture of inclusion. The results are improved academic performance and positive peer to peer interactions.

https://www.militarychild.org/audience/students

 

This podcast as made possible thanks to the generous support from HEB.

 

 

Past Student 2 Student® Sierra shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

Past Student 2 Student® Sierra shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

December 10, 2020

Sierra shares her journey from Washington State to Ukraine and back.  She explains how the disappointment of cancelled summer 2020 plans taught her what is truly important.  

Then “My journey in becoming a part of Student 2 Student started when I was ten and went to the Military Child Education Conference in Washington, D.C. with my active duty Air Force dad.”

 Now“It is great to do things in big numbers…but what makes the biggest difference in the is the one on one interaction you have with individuals…”

This podcast as made possible thanks to the generous support from HEB.

Learn more about S2S here: https://www.militarychild.org/audience/students

 

Transforming the Lives of Queer Youth—Oasis Youth Center

Transforming the Lives of Queer Youth—Oasis Youth Center

December 3, 2020

Matthew Wilson, the Executive Director of Oasis Youth Center, talks about how this center and others like it across the country transform the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place ​to ​learn, connect, and thrive.  Envisioning a world where queer youth are valued in the community, they are committed to creating an affirming space for LGBTQ youth to be proud of who they are. 

http://www.oasisyouthcenter.org/

Oasis produces activities, programming and advocacy that:

  • Supports and empowers youth
  • Creates healthy community
  • Provides essential resources
  • Promotes cultural diversity
  • Advocates for civil rights

Oasis Crisis and Victim Support Services 24-hr Crisis Hotline: 1.800.346.7555

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Military & Civilian Spouses' Club of Fort Irwin.

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) believes every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education.  We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this a reality. https://www.glsen.org/

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) offers direct support to people

It’s incumbent upon parents, families, friends, and allies to make schools safer for ALL students. PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect.  https://pflag.org/cultivating-respect-safe-schools-all

 

You are not alone!  If you’re looking for a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions or explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more please go to the Trevor Support Center at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/

If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 or by Text START to 678-678 

Trevor Project Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.  https://www.thetrevorproject.org/education/

The Human Rights Campaign has resources to help you come out and live openly at home, at work and in your community.

https://www.hrc.org/resources/coming-out

 

CentreLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities. Serving over 250 LGBTQ community centers across the country in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. https://www.lgbtcenters.org/

The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators’/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.  https://jasonfoundation.com/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

Past Student 2 Student® Bailey shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

Past Student 2 Student® Bailey shares her journey from S2S™ to Now

November 19, 2020

Bailey Shaw shares her amazing journey from Student 2 Student® at Falcon High School in Colorado Springs to college at Arizona State University leading to her ambition and drive to be a teacher and hopefully future Student to Student Sponsor. She explains how she reached back through the core values learned in her S2S club and the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program to help her transition to college and assist her through a rocky start to her Sophomore year due to Covid. 

 

Frances Hesslebein Student Leadership Program (FHSLP) is a highly selective leader development workshop for exemplary S2S students. This week-long experience is conducted in partnership with the US Military Academy in West Point, New York and US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. https://www.militarychild.org/programs/frances-hesselbein-student-leadership-program

This podcast as made possible thanks to the generous support from HEB.

Veteran’s Day Special: Transitioning Out of the Military—Child of a Newly Retired Veteran

Veteran’s Day Special: Transitioning Out of the Military—Child of a Newly Retired Veteran

November 10, 2020

"Breathe through the process" suggests one veteran-connected college student to families retiring from the military. As the daughter of a recently retired Army Officer, Hannah understands transition can be unpredictable and concerning. Listen in as we talk together about how she's handling this new chapter in her life as the child of a new retiree.

 

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Tidewater Officer Spouses’ Association.

Hannah is an 18-year-old college student, at Middle Tennessee State, where she's working on a degree for Speech Pathology.  She has spent the last 18 years living all over the world with her military family. Her father recently retired from the Army after serving over 20 years. 

 

Bolster Family Readiness with United Through Reading

Bolster Family Readiness with United Through Reading

November 5, 2020

Chief guardian and spokesperson of United Through Reading, CEO Dr. Sally Ann Zoll shares how the organization is finding ways to support connections during COVID-19.  In this episode hear more about their new initiative Readiness 365 that uses reading to bolster family readiness.

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by Fort Wainwright Community Spouses’ Club.

unitedthroughreading.org

 

Post about incorporating UTR in the school year: https://unitedthroughreading.org/5-techniques-to-incorporate-united-through-reading-in-school-days/

 

UTR articles with book recommendations and reading tips here: https://unitedthroughreading.org/category/reading-recommendations/

 

Information on READiness365 is on our website as well: https://unitedthroughreading.org/r365/

 

To listen to our other MCEC podcast with United Through Reading Molly Haskin from our pilot year check this out. Significance of Literacy for Military Kids with United Through Reading and Renee Bostick

As the multifaceted leader of United Through Reading, Sally serves as the chief guardian and spokesperson for the organization’s vision and mission, builds and sustains relationships with stakeholders and partners, and leads programs, finances, and internal team. In her distinguished career, Sally’s values for education are always evident.

Sally has a doctorate in educational leadership and management, a master’s degree in special education from the University of San Diego, and a BA in elementary education from Purdue University. From her first position as an elementary school teacher to her present leadership role, Sally has integrated her knowledge of education and educational technology with her talents for building and leading organizations of all sizes in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Sally is an Army spouse of more than 30 years and her son, an Army reservist, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. https://unitedthroughreading.org/staff/sally-ann-zoll-ed-d/

Post Traumatic Growth

Post Traumatic Growth

October 29, 2020

Listen with us as Jenny Lynne Stroup shares her family’s experience with mental health and military life. She discusses the importance of changing the narrative when it comes to discussing mental health and how she calls her experience Post Traumatic Growth.

"Sometimes it just takes one friend holding your hand to take the first step to help"

Jenny Lynne is the Outreach Coordinator for the Cohen Clinic at VVSD. She comes to this role as a seasoned military spouse who has spent her time at each duty station fostering community. She is also a freelance writer who uses stories to bridge the gap between the civilian and military communities. She is passionate about being a bridge-builder and sees her role as a military spouse as an opportunity to reach both communities.

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Military Spouses' Association 29 Palms.

Website: www.jennylynnestroup.com

Instagram: @jgsalias

Facebook: @jennylynnestroup

Twitter: @Jenny_Lynne_S

 

SD Cohen Clinic

https://vvsd.net/cohenclinicsandiego/

Facebook: @cohenclinicvvsd

Twitter: @cohenclinicVVSD
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Cohen Veterans Network:

https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/

Facebook: @cohenveteransnetwork

Twitter: @CohenVeterans

                                                                   

 

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