In working with teenagers I have found that most students want to be the best they can be. There are students that do well in school and never get encouraged by their own family members. That’s why it’s vital for adults to let youth of today know how important education is and that they are doing a good job. Every year they pass is a victory in their lives and they should celebrate those victories.
Graduating high school is not an option. When graduating becomes an option then students will always have on the back of their minds to give up and throw in the towel when it comes to school. That is why we need to encourage youth to start thinking about graduation no matter what grade they are in. It’s important to set a vision in a childs mind and then let them make it happen. That is why visiting college campuses can be a defining moment in students life because that is the time for them to catch a vision and follow their dreams to attend and finish college. Maybe you can look for events where they can listen to a youth motivational speaker encourage students to follow their dreams so they can be successful.
So many students cannot see past high school and they actually think that college is so far away that they don’t have the time to think about it. There are also parents that are not motivating their kids to attend college and so it they go it’s because they want to go not because their parents have pushed them to go. So encouraging youth is important and we should always ask them questions like what grade they are in and what college they are going to attend. We need to be proactive in helping reduce the number of students who drop out of high school. This helps them to keep education at the forefront of their minds. It doesn’t matter if the students are Hispanic, Black, Anglo or Asian, they need to be encouraged to finish high school and continue on to a higher education.