College & Career…Ready, Set, Go!


 

Setting middle schoolers on a course for career success!

Designed to foster the knowledge, attitudes, and habits that steer 5th through 8th graders toward higher education and fulfilling careers, College & Career… Ready, Set, Go! (formerly known as College & Career Coach) connects students with Classroom Career Coaches and parent/caregiver coaches.

 

Building Character for Career Readiness

Character development is an important part of the lessons. The personal and professional goals students set during their activities focus on increasing resilience, willpower, grit and self-efficacy. In addition to field trips to local colleges and businesses, guest speakers from all walks of life discuss overcoming barriers on their career journey and offer useful advice as students move into high school. Lessons are hands-on and inquiry-based. Engaging formative assessments are included during each session to help ensure students are understanding the content. And our program is professionally evaluated by an outside evaluator to ensure program quality and maintain focus on continuous improvement.

Engaging Parents and Families for Student Success

Parents and caregivers commit to supporting their children’s career goals and College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! Includes parents in field trips and special evening events where families can learn together how to help children meet their goals for the future. Parent opportunities can range from how to pay for post-secondary training and college to family career nights with hands-on activities led by area businesses and higher education professionals.

Bring College & Career…Ready, Set, Go! to Your School

Our program currently operates in nine schools  Rosary Cathedral School, Queen of Apostles School, Discovery Academy, Horizon Science Academy, Summit Academy, SunBridge Academy, Wildwood Environmental Academy along with Longfellow and Whittier Elementary in Toledo Public School system. Four education specialists lead 5-8th grade classrooms twice per month to implement our curriculum which has been adapted from two evidence-based Career Readiness curricula, R Rules and Get Ready. Activities focus on problem solving, critical thinking and developing social-emotional skills needed for high school and career readiness. Topics include financial literacy, SMART goal setting, career mapping and we begin our year with a skills and interests survey so we can focus on careers with high levels of student interest.

We adapt materials to accommodate the specific needs of your school’s children, calendars and Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies, English Language Arts, mathematics and science. R Rules is aligned to components from High Schools That Work, GEAR UP, the American School Counselor Association Model, 21st Century Skills, and academic and career preparation standards.

If you are interested in bringing this program into your school, please contact Program Manager, Reed Steele at 419-242-2122 or [email protected]. The program is eligible to utilize Title I funds and is customizable for your school’s budget. Prices start at around $25 per student for the school-year program that runs from October 1 through the middle of May. We can also help you write grants to fund the program at your location.

Volunteer with us as a guest speaker. We need folks from every kind of career you can imagine.

Thank you to all our schools: Longfellow and Whittier Elementary in TPS, Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral in the Toledo Diocese and Discovery Academy, Horizon Science Academy, Summit Academy (ESC of Lake Erie West), Sunbridge Schools and Wildwood Environmental Academy, as well as grants  from these generous funders.

 

EVENTS

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Horizon Science Academy Family Festival – It’s Electric!
March 24, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
2600 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613, USA

Please join College and Career..Ready, Set, Go on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Horizon Science Academy for an evening of fun at our It’s Electric Family Festival with lots of hands-on activities.

This free event is open to all students at Horizon Science Academy and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up – but all ages are welcome when children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.  A light meal will be served and each family gets a gift to take home.


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Discovery Academy Family Festival – It’s Electric!
March 24, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
2740 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

Please join College and Career..Ready, Set, Go on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Discovery Academy for an evening of fun at our It’s Electric Family Festival with lots of hands-on activities.

This free event is open to all students at Discovery Academy and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up – but all ages are welcome when children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.  A light meal will be served and each family gets a gift to take home.


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Whittier Elementary School Family Festival – Super Heroes Powers of 10
March 25, 2020
4221 Walker Ave, Toledo, OH 43612, USA

College and Career..Ready Set Go Program is inviting your family to join us for a night of math festival fun, Super Heroes Powers of 10, with lots of hands-on activities.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to all students at Whittier Elementary School and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.

We will be serving a light meal for all family members.

Questions:?  Call Reed Steele at 419-242-2122.

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Queen of Apostles’ Family Festival – It’s Electric!
March 26, 2020
235 Courtland Ave, Toledo, OH 43609
Description:College and Career..Ready Set Go Program is inviting your family to join us on March 26, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Queen of Apostles School for an evening of science festival fun, It’s Electric, with lots of hands-on activities.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to students at Queen of Apostles School and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.

For questions or to register by phone please contact Reed Steele 419-242-2122


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Longfellow Elementary School Family Festival – Adventures in Energy!
April 2, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Join us at Longfellow Elementary School on April 2, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM for an evening of science festival fun, Adventures in Energy, with lots of hands-on activities . A light meal will be served.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to students at Longfellow Elementary School and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.

We will be serving dinner.

For questions or to register by phone please call Reed Steele at 419-242-2122.

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Wildwood Environmental Academy Family Festival – Super Heroes Powers of 10
April 8, 2020
5:30-7:30 PM
1546 Dartford Rd, Maumee, OH 43537
Description:College and Career..Ready Set Go Program is inviting your family to join us for a night of math festival fun, Super Heroes Powers of 10, with lots of hands-on activities.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to students at Wildwood Environmental Academy in grades 5-8 and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.

We will be serving a light meal for all family members. Questions:?  Call Reed Steele at 419-242-2122.


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Sunbridge Schools Free Family Festival
Thursday, April 164:00 – 6:00pm
1850 Airport Hwy, Toledo, OH 43609, USA

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Whittier Elementary Family Festival It’s Electric
Tuesday, April 216:00 – 8:00pm
4221 Walker Ave, Toledo, OH 43612, USA

College and Career, Ready, Set, Go is providing and evening of science festival fun, It’s Electric, with lots of hands-on activities.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to students at Whittier Elementary School and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents!

Questions? Contact Reed Steele, 419-242-2122.


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Queen of Apostles Family Festival!
Thursday, April 236:00 – 8:00pm
235 Courtland Ave, Toledo, OH 43609, USA
College and Career..Ready Set Go Program is inviting your family to join us for a night of math festival fun, Super Heroes Powers of 10, with lots of hands-on activities.

Please join us for this free event. It is open to all students at Queen of Apostles School and their entire family. The activities are appropriate for children ages 3 and up but all ages are welcome if children are accompanied by parents or caregivers.
We will be serving a light meal for all family members. 

Questions:?  Call Reed Steele at 419-242-2122.


MAY BE RESCHEDULED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
Longfellow Elementary Family Festival
May 5, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM 
1955 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43613, USA
Thank you for allowing your student to be a part of our college and career readiness programming.

We are inviting your family to join us for a night of festival fun at Super Heroes Powers of 10. There will be plenty of hands-on activities and games along with take-home gifts and raffle prizes.

 


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