As part of her #ReachHigher Initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama is once again sponsoring #CollegeSigningDay on Tuesday, April 26.
College Signing Day is a chance to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education. Hosted by schools, organizations, community leaders and influencers, Signing Day is a chance to rally around local students and show them your support. The movement is a way for educators, counselors and parents to encourage those heading to college, but also a way for students to inspire and encourage others, too.
Some ideas for celebrating College Signing Day in your middle school:
- Encourage all educators and staff to wear college gear and, more importantly, talk with students about your college experience – where did you go, what did you study, what choices did you make (and why)?
- Record students making a commitment to go to college. Post on social media. Use #CollegeSigningDay and #CCClubs hashtags.
- Celebrate alumni who have gone on to college and succeeded. Invite them back to talk with you students.
- Visit a local college…many middle grade students have never set foot on a campus.
To continue the momentum, sign-up for Career & College Clubs for the 2016-2017!
More information and ideas can be found here.