Yes, you can be happy on a Monday. It’s the start of the week, so you have four more days to plan, organize and be in the grind towards your goal. Life is fun, but being is productive and “getting things done” can help relieve stress, especially if you plan ahead. I think we are all guilty of waiting to the last possible minute. So, if you have a project due later this week or if you’ve been talking about applying to a college, “Do it today!” You will be amazed at how proud of yourself you will be by getting things early instead of completing projects late.
A Recovering Procrastinator
Here are some great programs for high school students:
Cultivating Aspiring Leaders (CAL Foundation)
This program helps students to develop leadership skills that they can use in college, career and beyond. Speakers from local New York City non-profits, law firms and colleges will discuss a range of topics that include social media image, dealing with bullying, giving back to one’s community and entrepreneurship.
Open to: High school seniors, graduating in 2012; minority students, students with leadership abilities
Application Process: Online application, students must be nominated to attend
Program Schedule: Saturday, July 9-July 30th
Deadline: May 1, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Click here for the application.
GNEP (Gye Nyame Empowerment Program) 15 Stories Mentorship Program
This program will match high school students with mentors that will aid them to achieve their goals by overcoming challenges and obstacles. The organization will commit to helping girls during a two-year period by matching them with a mentor that they will be in touch with by phone and in-person on a monthly basis.
Open to: Female high school sophomores
Application Process: Application, interview
Program Schedule: June 2011-July 2013
Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2011
For application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org