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CPV Training

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Think back to when you were a k-12 youth, and try to identify the experiences that influenced your college success. Answer the following questions regarding your road to college and reflect on how you can use those experiences to be an influential College Positive Volunteer.


Do you believe you would have attended the college you did, without the experiences and supports you discussed above?
How can you use your experiences to encourage them to attend college?
How will you relate to K-12 students who have experienced different road maps? Activity 1 Obstacle 3 Congratulations! Start What is a College Positive Volunteer? Encourage and help K-12 youth consider, plan for, and attend post-secondary institutions after high school
CPV is one of the many college access programs in Michigan. Paying for College College Positive Volunteers Welcome! Road Map to College Addressing the Barriers to College What to do before you volunteer You are now a certified College Positive Volunteer and will be sent a certificate of completion! Introduction Part One: What is CPV and College Access?
Part two: Being a College Positive Volunteer
Part three: Paying for College Overview: Goals of the training: Understand what it means to be an ambassador of higher education as you serve in your community
Be comfortable having conversations with youth about post-secondary options after high school
Understand that you are RESOURCES not EXPERTS
Comfortable using the CPV Toolkit and Website A college student who is aware of how they impact the college readiness and enthusiasm of the youth they interact with as they volunteer in local communities. The Mindset: College is attainable for everyone. I am willing to do whatever I can to help K-12 youth prepare for and enroll in college. Hi! My name is Timmy. I am a freshman in High School and am interested in going to College, but I don't know if it is attainable. Can you help me? The Motto: NOT: Are you going to college?
BUT: Where are you going to college?
How can I help you get there? The term "college" refers to:
Colleges & Universities (4+ year)
Community & Junior Colleges (2 year)
Vocational, Technical, and Business Schools (certificate programs with various completion times) College is not attainable
Lack of family support
First in their family 36%of Michigan's working adults (ages 25-64) hold at least a two-year degree, according to 2008 census data.This compares to the national average of 38% (Lumina Foundation, 2010). Michigan's Need 62% of Michigan's jobs will require post-secondary education by 2018 (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010). What is college? What is college access? Social Capital Academic Preparation ACT or SAT
Study habits
School Attendance College knowledge Affordability FAFSA
Scholarships Applying
Visiting Colleges
Majors Benefits of a College Education 10 Benefits of being a CPV Barriers and Benefits Individuals with a college degree are more likely to... Have a higher income
Have greater workforce mobility
Be employed
Have better health and a longer life expectancy
Raise children that will attend college
Be more productive and innovative in the workplace
Be civically engaged (vote, advocate, fundraise)
Engage in community service and charitable giving Compared to those without post-secondary credentials. Who benefits from College Access Programs? EVERYONE!

The state of Michigan
Your institution
K-12 Youth
You 1. Impact the life of a K-12 youth.
2. Be part of a group of students with similar interests.
3. Help others, by “paying it forward”.
4. Have a new experience.
5. Address the needs in your community.
6. Fighting poverty, by promoting education.
7. Develop and/or strengthen new skills while volunteering.
8. Gain confidence in your interactions with K-12 youth
9. Get course credit, if volunteering is a course requirement
10. Add something valuable to your resume and/or graduate school applications Space Race Time!
A: Helping college students get access to services
B: Helping community members gain access to college services
C: Helping K-12 students consider, plan for, and attend post-secondary institutions after high school
D: None of the above 1. 3. A: Are you going to college?
B: Are you thinking about college?
C: Where are you going to college, and how can I help you get there?
D: Are all students college bound? A: College is for some students
B: College is for students who can afford it
C: College is an excellent goal
D: College is attainable for all students 2. A: You will have a great experience working with K-12 youth
B: You will be impacting your community
C: Doing so will look good on your resume and/or graduate school applications
D: All of the above 4. A: Your institution
B: The state of Michigan
C: K-12 Youth
D: Everyone 5. A: Focuses on job skills for college students
B: Solely works towards changing college entrance requirements
C: Includes college students encouraging K-12 youth to attend college
D: Helps K-12 youth become more civic-minded 10. 7. A: Four-year institutions
B: Four-year, two-year, vocational, technical, and business
C: Two-year and four-year
D: Four-year, technical, and business A: College graduates have increased personal and professional mobility
B: College graduates make more money
C: College graduates have improved health and a longer life expectancy
D: All of the above 6. A: Students in grades K-12
B: Students who are in elementary school only
C: Students in high school only
D: Students in middle school only 8. Who is a “first-generation” student? 9. What is the Toolkit definition of college access? What is the CPV Motto? What is the CPV Mindset? What is a benefit of being a CPV? Who benefits from college access programs? Which institutions are included in the college access definition of college? What is a benefit of a college education? College Positive Volunteers work with . . . A: The first person in his/her generation to go to college
B: The first person in his/her family to attend college
C: The first person in his/her neighborhood to attend college
D: None of the above A college access program/initiative. . . Being a CPV 1. Before you Volunteer
2. Elementary School
3. Middle School
4. High School
5. Ways to Pay for College
6. Additional Resources
7. Glossary of Terms Your toolkit Care
Be Prepared
Be Culturally Sensitive
Be Introspective
Be supportive
Be Flexiblel Be Innovative
Be Professional
Be a Good Role Model
Exercise Caution
Aim High
Be Nonjudgmental
Have Realistic Expectations Wear your college gear! GVSU We are resources not experts! Activity 2 CPV Activities All suggested activities can be modified. Event-Based Activity: a limited time interaction, like a one-day event, a week-long camp, etc.
ex. Read about Role Models, p. 9

Short Term Activity: longer than an event, like a 12-15 week semester or several months
ex. Guest Speaker, p. 10

Extended Term Activity: a longer term commitment, like six months, a year, or longer
ex. Awards Event, p.11 Additional Resources The CPV website www.micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx Michigan College Access Portal Scholarship Search
College Search
Choosing a Career Path
Loan Cost Calculator www.michigancap.org Michigan Electronic Library
Test Preparation
Resume Building The CPV Toolkit
One Page Resources Helpful Websites
….And More! Refer to Activity Sheet
Become familiar with the Toolkit section that would be most applicable to your volunteering
2 (Elementary School)
3 (Middle School)
4 (High School)
Record two activities you would use when volunteering with youth
Then, create your own college positive activity
Discuss Creating an Activity Calendar Developing a Plan of Action Refer to Activity Sheet
You will be given a scenario
Work on your own or in groups
Share with the whole group what you would do in each situation
Discuss Space Race Time!
A: Not expect much from the K-12 youth
B: Have high expectations for the K-12 youth
C: Have high but realistic expectations for the K-12 youth
D: None of the above 1. 3. A: Ignore what the K-12 youth have to say
B: Tell the K-12 youth not to follow in their parents footsteps
C: Watch what you say when interacting with the K-12 youth
D: Try to act like you know everything A: Cannot be a CPV
B: Can be an event-based CPV
C: Can be a short-term CPV
D: Can’t make a difference in the college goals of a K-12 youth 2. A: Wear their college gear when working with K-12 youth
B: Take the K-12 youth to a theatrical performance at their college or university
C: Commit to a year of volunteering with a K-12 youth
D: Fill out college applications with high school students 4. A: For a semester
B: For one month
C: For two months
D: All of the above 5.
A: College Positive Activities for youth of all ages
B: Helpful websites and resources
C: College Campus Visit Checklist
D: All of the Above 6. When volunteering, college students should . . .
A: Know everything
B: Are college access experts
C: Are college access resources
D: None of the above 7. A: Encourage the students to prepare for the ACT/SAT
B: Tell students that they should always play a sport
C: Tell students that they should always go to a four-year college
D: None of the above 9. A: Read books with the youth about various professions
B: Review a college application with the students
C: Help the students create a college-related bulletin board
D: Have students cut out pictures of people in different occupations 8. A: Cannot be used while working with middle school students
B: Should not be modified
C: Are the only activities you should use
D: None of the above 10. If you are being a nonjudgmental CPV, you will . . . A college student volunteer at a three-day, K-12 activity . . . One simple thing all CPVs can do to promote college is… If you are a short-term CPV, you are working with K-12 youth . . . The Toolkit provides… College Positive Volunteers . . . A CPV working with K-6 youth would probably not . . . A CPV working with high school students should . . . The activities for elementary students . . . CPV's Job Educate the K-12 youth on the possible ways to fund a college education
To direct the youth and their parents to resources they can use to consider the options Funding Options Federal and State Financial Aid
College Work Study Programs
State and Federal Loans
Private Loans Not always an option
Savings Plans
Michigan Education Savings Plan - tax free growth

Pre-paid tuition plans allow the purchase of college credits at current tuition rates
Michigan Education Trust (MET) www.setwithmet.com www.misaves.com Scholarships are great sources of funding
Usually involve students having to maintain certain requirements such as a Grade Point Average, etc.
Finding and applying for them can be overwhelming– therefore students should start early and search often
The Internet is a good, free source for scholarship information
All scholarships should have free applications Scholastic achievement (grades, honor society membership, etc.)
Religious affiliation
The field/major a student intends to pursue
Disabilities or handicaps students may have
Special talents
Utilize the Michigan College Access Portal’s “Scholarship Search” function to search for available scholarships Options michigan.gov/mistudentaid
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
Michigan Tuition Grant 
Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivors Tuition Program
Tuition Incentive Program studentaid.ed.gov
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Institutional Grants Options The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”
Needed for State and Federal: - Scholarships, Grants, Work Study, Loans
Applicable for students planning to attend four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and other career-focused training institutions Can be completed online or on paper, as early as January 1st by students and their parents in their senior years.
The FAFSA should be completed by the date’s posted on the college’s website, which is typically March 1st. To file the FAFSA, the following documents are required: Michigan Grants College work study programs are paying jobs offered to certain students based on their financial needs as part of federal, state or college-based financial aid.
Students usually work on campus or locally for at least the current minimum wage and the federal government funds up to 100% of the student’s paycheck.
The amount of aid given is based on the student’s pay rate and the number of hours they work.
Information about applying for Federal Work Study Federal Work Study Programs Family/Personal Savings Scholarships Go to www.m.socrative.com and enter 172498 as the “room number” Questions or comments? Working & Paying As You Go Students take a limited number of classes per term (about two), possibly live at home to keep expenses minimal, and pay the tuition for their college classes out of their earnings.
It does take a longer amount of time, however, students graduate DEBT FREE! FAFSA More FAFSA! Social Security card
Driver’s license (if any)
W-2 forms and other records of money earned
Income tax return
Records of child support paid
Current bank statements CPVs are not to help students fill out the FAFSA, because it requires sensitive financial information. However, if it is a FAFSA event, we encourage CPVs to help, because trained professionals will be in attendance. Sources: High school guidance counselors
College financial aid offices
The Federal Student Aid website -www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov
College Goal Sunday- www.collegegoalsundayusa.org State and Federal Loans Loans must be repaid. Pursue this payment option after applying for grants, scholarships, and before private loans.
They offer lower interest rates and the variety of repayment options compared to private loans.
Subsidized (government pays interest while student is in school)
Unsubsidized (student is responsible to pay for interest)
Offered directly to students or their parents/guardians.
www.studentaid.ed.gov Private Loans Filing the FAFSA is not necessary for these loans
Private loans should be the last option after applying for all other forms of aid!
Provided by private lenders, such as banks, credit unions, and other institutions such as www.salliemae.com
The least cost-effective way to finance a college education; however, some institutions make loans easy to obtain Space Race Time! Because a four-year education can be expensive, low-income students . . . 1. 3. Scholarships found on the internet . . . Ways to pay for college include: 2. Federal financial aid begins with the completion of the . . . 4. Students and/or their parents should ______ pay to complete the application for federal aid. 5. Scholarships are... 6. Private/Bank Loans are... 7. K-12 youth and their families can complete the federal student aid form . . . 9. CPVs are supposed to... 8. The application for federal student aid should be completed 10. A: Should only attend two-year institutions
B: Should forget about attending college altogether
C: Explore multiple payment options, including federal student aid
D: Should choose to go to the cheapest four A: Are a waste of time
B: Are only based on academic achievement
C: Can only be conducted by high school seniors
D: Should always be free, if not they are a scam A: Federal Aid
B: Grants
C: Private/Bank Loans
D: All of the above A: SAFFA
D: FFA A. Sometimes
B. Always
C. Never
D. None of the Above A: Offered by a wide range of institutions
B: Offered to students who excel in athletics
C: Offered to students who intend to pursue specific fields
D: All of the above A: Sometimes easy to obtain
B: Not Cost Effective
C: Are based on a family’s credit rating
D: All of the above A: Help K-12 youth pay for college
B: Be aware of the possible ways K-12 youth can pay for college
C: Help K-12 youth fill out their financial aid forms
D: Know everything about paying for college A: Online
B: Via paper
C: Neither A nor B
D: Both A and B A: By January 1st
B: By February 1st
C: By March 1st
D: It depends; students should check with their institutions and the federal student aid website Go to www.m.socrative.com and enter 172498 as the “room number” Go to www.m.socrative.com and enter 172498 as the “room number”
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