virtual workshop for grads & their parents
LAUNCH YOUR GRAD:
Preparing to Leave Home & Funding First Year
Glenda Healy of Seeking Scholarships &
Jane Kristoffy of Right Track Educational Services
Two Experienced Educators and Parents
"We've been where you are"
Our children have won $70,000+ in scholarships and received offers
to their first-choice schools & programs
In the workshop, you will:
learn tricks, tips & hacks about frosh life
get a reality check of what grads need to master before heading to university or college such as:
* manage your adulting skills: laundry, cooking, etc
* adapt to new academic expectations
* make good choices (for health, social life, etc)
* manage your money
* make some money
90 minutes of expert information
Q & A
replay available for ten days after the workshop
Grads & their parents will:
(*without being helicopter parents)
receive key tips & hacks
Grads & their parents will learn what to expect in first year university/college, and get the scoop about how to transition smoothly, academically and personally.*
be prepared & confident
Parents will learn how to support and guide their teens to adapt academically and personally to a new independent life.*
Parents and grads will gain understanding and a new awareness of how to get ready for life after graduation.*
GRAB A SEAT & JOIN US on ZOOM:
Cost per family $ TBD
Jane Kristoffy (BA, BEd, MEd, OCT) is an educational strategist who helps students find their academic direction. A guidance counsellor for 25+ years, she is a popular speaker and author of Launch Your Kid: How to Promote Your Child's Academic & Personal Success (without being a helicopter parent).
*full bio below
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP
"Planning & Funding Postsecondary Education:"
Recently my wife and I attended the helping teens plan and fund their education presentation. This presentation is a must for all teens, parents or really anyone looking to make the jump to post secondary. It's hard to imagine taking that step without participating in this sit down. Key for us was the importance of preparation. We were glued the whole way through. Glenda/Jane Well done!
– Ray C., “parent of two kids making the jump into post secondary.”
Glenda and Jane are a dynamic duo. Their presentation combined their expertise, professional insight and curated wisdom on a topic of great interest. Taking away the mystery and malaise that can come with walking a child to the next stage of their academic pursuits. Carving out an evening to attend the seminar was invaluable and will reap dividends for my family. I’m glad that I chose to attend now while our child is still in Grade 10. With all this practical and applicable information it is never too late or too early to attend a session like this. As a parent, I feel prepared, energized and ready to support my child in her post-secondary academic pursuits. I am now armed with arsenal for the focus and drive toward the next finish line. I’m also excited and confident for my child to succeed in the pursuit of scholarships. I then sent my husband and many of our dad friends went to another one and they LOVED it too!
– Jen W., parent
Thank you for a very informative session on post-secondary education funding. I am a recent immigrant to Canada and hence, prior to the session, I did not have any idea of the alternate funding possibilities. I felt you and Jane presented a wealth of information in an authentic and clear manner.
– Viswanath V., parent of a high school student
Thank you for the session last night. It was a good way to kick off the quest for some scholarship funding for my daughter as she heads into Grade 12. I found the most interesting part of the sessions is the information you both share that is a result of your insider’s knowledge and that is not readily available. It is interesting to have information confirmed from professionals who are in contact with the universities.
– J.M., parent
I’m in my 22nd year of teaching high school. Your session provided excellent detail, real life examples, and certainly left me feeling more confident!
– S.D., parent of Grade 12 student
Very informative. I came in overwhelmed and with zero knowledge! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. You’ve given me lots of homework!
– Karen, parent of Grade 9 students
It was a lovely evening and I was just telling my colleagues how the information you provided and the messaging was top quality and on message with what we’re saying here too.
– J.M., Guidance Counselor
The Postsecondary Info Night was fabulous! As a parent with two teens in high school, I found this session to be invaluable. So much great information was shared, and I know that it was just the tip of the iceberg! Thank you!
– Debbie C., parent of Grade 9 & 11 students
Glenda Healy, (BA, BEd,OCT) is an educator and researcher, and the publisher of The Scholarship Report, a one-stop resource for guidance counselors and students which is delivered to hundreds of schools across Ontario. She has also recently authored The Scholarship Report Handbook, a resource for parents on funding postsecondary education that includes a list of scholarships, bursaries, and awards. Glenda has taught English to Senior students editing hundreds of English essays including those for scholarship applications! Prior to this, she has had the pleasure of collaborating with various non-profit organizations, serving in both staff and volunteer leadership roles in local and international groups for over fifteen years. Glenda is passionate about providing awareness of educational opportunities, and potential financial aid to fund those opportunities, for the next generation!
Jane and Glenda have four children between them: three in university and one who is still in high school.
Jane Kristoffy (BA, BEd, MEd, OCT) is an educational strategist who helps students find their academic direction. She motivates kids to unleash their potential by helping them develop their learning and life skills, and find their passions and strengths. A teacher and guidance counsellor for over twenty-five years, Jane founded Right Track Educational Services in 2012. She’s a popular speaker on a variety of education and parenting topics as well as a regular guest expert on national television news programs. In January 2021, Jane released her first book entitled Launch Your Kid: How to Promote Your Child’s Academic and Personal Success (without being a helicopter parent), which is jam-packed with no-nonsense tips for parents about how to get their kids through school and ready for the real world!