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Resources for High School & Beyond

The Resources for High School & Beyond Database is a resource for High School & Beyond Bigs, Littles, and parents to discover future-focused resources and opportunities from BBBSKC and community partners. Use the links below to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Please note: Some of the resources listed here are only available to children currently enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

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Resources

Academic Support: Young Achievers

Ongoing

The YMCA Young Achievers Program registration is now open. Young Achievers is dedicated to the academic, personal, and career development of teens in grades 7-12th. Young Achievers meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the UMKC campus. Students receive career workshops, ACT test preparation, college financial planning, resume building, among other opportunities. The registration fee is $100, and financial assistance is available. Lunch is provided each Saturday.

For more information, contact Christopher Madden at 816-360-3379.

Scholarships

Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database

Ongoing

Looking for scholarship opportunties? The Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database lists a variety of scholarships for students of all ages.

Resources

ACT Prep Class

Ongoing

Does your Little need support in preparing for the ACT? BBBS is offering an ACT Prep Class with Urban League at a discounted rate for BBBS Littles. Here are some things to note:

-A student or family is responsible for paying $10 for their portion of the class (BBBS will cover the rest of the cost)

-A student must share their score with BBBS after taking the test

Additional information and class dates can be found at the link below. If interested, please contact your Match Support Specialist for dates and to sign up.

Jobs and Internships

Kansas Works

Ongoing

For students in Kansas: Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee or information on an industry or workforce, KANSASWORKS is for you.

Visit the Kansas Works website below for more information.

For 16-24 year olds in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, click here.

Scholarships

Scholarship Junkies

Ongoing

Visit Scholarship Junkies for support in applying for scholarships.

Scholarships

Scholarship 360

Ongoing

Visit Scholarship 360 for support in applying for scholarships.

Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Ongoing

TMCF awards nearly 500 scholarships a year to high-achieving students. Visit the link below for current scholarship information.

Scholarships

MNU Organizational Leadership Program

Ongoing

MidAmerica Nazarene University is offering a 20% discount on its Organizational Leadership program for Bigs & Littles. This benefit also extends to immediate family members. If interested, contact pgadmissions@mnu.edu.

Resources

FAFSA Time

Ongoing

The FAFSA window for application opens on October 1st. All high school seniors and college students who will be attending school for the 2019/2020 school year should plan on filling out the FAFSA. It is mandatory as part of enrolling in college and receiving financial aid, grants, and scholarships. The early bird gets the worm….or at least access to more funding! Most states award financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, and students who file early tend to receive twice as much grant money. You can prepare by gathering the necessary information to file early:

  1. Visit FAFSA.org to create a FAFSA ID right away. Both the student and parent/guardian need to complete this step.
  2. Have your social security number in hand.
  3. Parent/Guardian needs to have their 2018 tax records available.
  4. Have a list of schools that you are interested in attending or have been accepted to as they will receive your information automatically and determine additional aid that you may receive from the school.

We are here to help! We have computers and wi-fi. Talk to your Match Support Specialist if you are interested in visiting the office to work on your application.

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