How do I get information on different programs and clubs outside of school?
Recently, I have learned about different programs that are offered to students in my community, that I have never heard of before, until now. With this realization, I'd like to know how to be able to get informed if there are other programs or clubs that I'd be able to participate in. Not only that, but I'd like to know who I should be asking and talking to in order to get accepted into a good university.
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Hi Julisa, Rebecca provided you a few good ideas for getting involved in your community. I would also add a visit to your local library (in-person or online), as they often times have plenty of community information available.
For information on college, I would first talk to your school counselor or the college advisor at your school. "Good" could mean a lot of different things, so try to think about what it is you're looking for in a college/university. If there are schools that you're already interested in, visit their websites to learn more about what kind of students succeed there, and feel free to contact their admissions offices to gain a sense of their admissions criteria.
Your school is a start, but don’t stop there. Ask the City Manager’s office. Check with the library. Search the internet. Ask people who are in clubs how they heard about them. Check with your local community college. School coaches, counselors, librarians.
Look into NIRSA and NRPA. NIRSA is the campus recreation organization that you'll be able to learn what is offered at universities and careers in the field. NRPA is the national recreation and parks organization. You'll be able to find your local parks dept. and how to get involved.
Terese recommends the following next steps: