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College Readiness

For young people Ages 11 – 23

How do you know if a young person is college-ready?

Test scores and grades can give us a sense of a young person’s academic preparedness — but what about the non-academic challenges on campus? Higher education requires that young people strategize and plan their workloads while building and maintaining new relationships and managing their own needs and behavior. Research demonstrates that young people with strong social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are better prepared for college and have more academic success.

Hello Insight: College Readiness helps you to ensure the young people you work with are truly prepared for the challenges and opportunities of higher education.

Capacities

SEL is a continuous, ongoing process in young people that involves developing many skills and attributes that are closely related, but distinct enough to be measured on their own. We call these “capacities.” Hello Insight: College Readiness reports on key capacities linked to college success and thriving.

Academic Self-Efficacy

Academic Self-Efficacy

A young person's motivation and perceived mastery over school performance and their general sense of belief in their potential to attain academic success
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 an young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
Positive Identity

Positive Identity

A young person's internal sense of who they are and their multiple identities, involving building self-esteem, exploration and commitment of self-definition, fostering role formation, and achievement
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
College/Future Orientation

College/Future Orientation

A young person’s ability to envision a positive college future is critical for igniting their interest in applying for, attending, and completing college
Goal Orientation

Goal Orientation

A young person's ability to set and manage goals, break down big tasks into smaller steps, and reflect on challenges and success to adjust goals as necessary
Self-Management

Self-Management

The ability of a young person to regulate their emotions and behavior, take positive risks, and persist through life’s challenges
Social Skills

Social Skills

The ability of a young person to take others’ perspectives into account, develop a sense of caring, and empathy
Academic Self-Efficacy

Academic Self-Efficacy

A young person's motivation and perceived mastery over school performance and their general sense of belief in their potential to attain academic success
College/Future Orientation

College/Future Orientation

A young person’s ability to envision a positive college future is critical for igniting their interest in applying for, attending, and completing college
Contribution

Contribution

Positive engagement with family, community, and society that are key to developing
 an young person's positive purpose as well as positive societal movement
Goal Orientation

Goal Orientation

A young person's ability to set and manage goals, break down big tasks into smaller steps, and reflect on challenges and success to adjust goals as necessary
Positive Identity

Positive Identity

A young person's internal sense of who they are and their multiple identities, involving building self-esteem, exploration and commitment of self-definition, fostering role formation, and achievement
Self-Management

Self-Management

The ability of a young person to regulate their emotions and behavior, take positive risks, and persist through life’s challenges
Social Capital

Social Capital

The positive bonds young people have with other people and institutions such as schools, community centers, and youth-serving organizations
Social Skills

Social Skills

The ability of a young person to take others’ perspectives into account, develop a sense of caring, and empathy

Experiences

Everything that young people see, think, hear, do and feel is fuel for SEL, but a few key types of experiences are especially effective at boosting SEL growth. We use advanced analytics to predict which of those experiences will best promote growth in each group of young people in your program.

College/Future Support

College/Future Support

Support young people to explore their college and career aspirations, needs, and fit. Work with them on applications for schools and financial aid.
Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Prioritizing Youth

Prioritizing Youth

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.
Goal Management

Goal Management

Plan activities to give young people the chance to practice setting goals, breaking them down into smaller tasks, develop plans of action, and adjust them as necessary.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
College/Future Support

College/Future Support

Support young people to explore their college and career aspirations, needs, and fit. Work with them on applications for schools and financial aid.
Goal Management

Goal Management

Plan activities to give young people the chance to practice setting goals, breaking them down into smaller tasks, develop plans of action, and adjust them as necessary.
Interest Exploration

Interest Exploration

Provide opportunities for young people to explore potential interests, try new things, broaden their horizons, and take risks in a safe space.
Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Encourage young people to work with and learn about others with differing backgrounds and perspectives. Promote teamwork, group cohesion, and problem solving.
Prioritizing Youth

Prioritizing Youth

Build meaningful relationships by prioritizing young people: set high expectations for them and invite them to share their unique experiences and passions with the program.