UnMazed: August 2019 – Teens Guide to Florida College Admissions

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In this issue: 3 Steps to a Great College Application, R U Ready Webinars, 4 College Application Apps, Letters of Recommendations, Download: Teacher Recommendation Form, Jumping the Hurdle of College Tuition, College Application Types, The Importance of Nurturing a Growth Mindset, The Benefits of Thankfulness, Teens & The Importance of Job Shadowing, 4 Ways to Find a Job Shadow Experience

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Spotlight: Andy Getch, FutureMaker

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There are many unsung heroes in Southwest Florida who work hard in the trenches to move the needle on the most critical issues facing the community. These individuals volunteer their time and give selflessly to ensure that work is being done to create a sustainable future for the next generation and beyond. FutureMaker Andy Getch is the epitome of such a hero. An engineer by trade, artist and musician by night Getch has been hailed as one of the most dedicated of all citizen volunteers within the Coalition. During the most recent scholarship cycle for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Andy held the record for most amount of scholarships reviewed by the entire panel of volunteers. A member of the FutureMakers Data Team, he works tirelessly to shine a light on the areas of the work that require the most attention by contributing to the Annual Outcomes Report and Business Survey. This is invaluable to the coalition’s efforts to target equity in attainment by defining priority populations in the five-county region. Getch grew up in the Lee County School System during a time when the area was still segregated, which has translated to a deep concern for closing the equity gaps that plague the community. Andy also volunteers his time to serve on the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Sustainability Committee where he gathers transportation data to support the sustainable community design aspect the group’s work. Andy and his wife Debby are members of the Americana Community Music Association. They have incorporated their love of music to host a FutureMakers Coalition benefit concert where artists like Friction Farm, a modern folk duo who are outcome aligned with the Coalition, joined forces to increase literacy rates. Andy Getch continues to be a great example of FutureMakers working to dedicate their time to create impact.

UnMazed: July 2019 – Teens Guide to the End of Summer

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In this issue: The Lost Skills of Teens Today, Educator Corner: The Books  You Need, Parenting: Don’t let your Teen Sleep the Summer Away, Parenting: 5 Ways to Get Tour Teen Moving, Infographic: Meaning Behind LGBTQ Pride, Student Voice: If You Need a Reason to Study Abroad, Parenting: Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer, Student Voice: Outbursts: Dealing with Emotional Confrontations

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UNMAZE.ME: Coffee & College Event

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Don’t wait until fall to get started on your college applications!!! Join Dr. Sterk for an informal gathering to talk about the college application process for Florida students and have some great coffee at Perk & Brew. Students will get expert tips on what colleges are looking for in applications, how to structure your college documents, and know what questions to ask when visiting colleges. This is a must attend for any family thinking about the college process!

Register at: unmaze.me/events

Newsletter: JUNE 2019

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FutureMakers Partner Spotlight:

Dr. Aysegul Timur, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Strategy & Program Innovation, Florida Gulf Coast University

Dr. Aysegul Timur, a FutureMakers Coalition Change Agent, was recently recognized as a 2019 Workforce Education Innovator at the Florida College Access Network Summit. Dr. Timur collaborated with a variety of FutureMakers, including employers, to develop and launch the Professional Effectiveness Certificate (PEC), a competency-based certificate program designed to improve an individual’s marketable skills and workforce competencies. Read More.

Upcoming FutureMakers Events

Events
June 13, 2019 6pm SWFL Coders

Team Meetings
June 17, 2019 9:15am Lee County Action Team

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DATA & POLICY

What We Are Reading

What Adults With Certificates But No College Degree Say About Their Job Experiences
An interesting look at current hiring trends according to EdSurge
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