College & University Fair
WITH PARENTING EVENTS ON EMERGING YOUNG ADULTHOOD
The 2020-21 Virtual Christian College and University Fair was an event held in partnership between NACCAP (North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professionals) and Youth Worker Community.
Along with providing an opportunity to connect with Christian Colleges and Universities, the event hosted a parents’ track with sessions that speak to parents’ questions about how to support their students as they enter into adulthood. Experts have joined to give practical tips for both parents and their students in this important transitional season. Sessions were recorded to allow parents, youth workers, guidance counsellors, and students to watch anytime. Access those sessions here.
You can also find additional University and College resources and fairs here.
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Parenting Emerging Adults
WITH DR. MARV PENNER
When your student was a baby you knew your job was to feed them and change their diapers. Then you helped your toddler learn to feed themselves and your elementary student to ride a bike. Then there was the first crush to help them through and the point when you could no longer even pretend to help with their math homework. Your job as a parent has evolved over time and it’s time for the next major shift! We’ll talk about the practical changes to make in how you parent your student as they become an adult.
WITH STU TALENE
Tuition and living expenses keep rising, but there is help available! How can your student leverage scholarships, grants, loans and work to pay for their degree? This session will cover some of the key strategies they can use to thrive.
Career Planning: Helping Your Child Discover What They Want To Do With Their Lives
WITH SID KOOP
Can you remember when your student was in elementary school and they wanted to be an astronaut, ballerina or dinosaur when they grew up? Most of those dreams have changed over time, and now your student is likely struggling with the pressure of actually deciding what they want to be when they grow up. How do you help them discover the answer to this important question?
Faith & College: Can They Survive Together?
WITH SID KOOP
College students are walking away from their faith at alarming rates. Whether it’s a philosophy prof who thinks Christians are mindless, a new friend who doesn’t fit the stereotypes they erroneously learned, a science prof who’s been hurt by Christians and fights back now, moral choices that don’t fit with their faith or a host of other challenges that come as we grow up our students will choose whether and how faith fits into their lives. How can we be a positive part of their journey as parents?
Helping Your Student Budget
WITH JOEL REDEKOP
There are normally 2 ways students have enough money to eat every day in college. They either follow a budget or call you to add money to their account. What’s realistic and helpful for your student to survive college life financially? Help set your student up for financial health that they can continue with into the rest of their lives!
Parents Just Don't Understand: Parenting When They Think You Don't Know Anything
WITH STORM MOORE
You’ve worked so hard to help your child grow into an adult, and now that they’re at the top of the rollercoaster about to plunge into adulthood your relationship with them will change. Parenting when you feel irrelevant or unheard is hard, but you may know something. Transitioning kids into adulthood and this new season isn’t for the faint of heart. Here’s some practical tips for parenting through this important season.
Ready? Making Sure You & Your Child Are Ready For Post Secondary
WITH KAMI GILMOUR
We know this is a big season with significant change. Here are some practical ideas of how to prepare physically, emotionally & spiritually for this transition … both for you and your emerging adult.
Priorities: Finding Yours and Theirs
WITH LISETTE FRASER
What’s actually important? Your student is dealing with pandemics, graduation, adulthood, and so many other big and little things all colliding and it can be easy to lose track of who we are. Let’s talk practically about finding your priorities and theirs, and how to keep the main things the main things in the midst of life.
"What Can I Do With My Bachelor of Arts Degree?"
WITH DR. KAMPEN ROBINSON
A common question many students ask is “What can I do with my Bachelor of Arts degree?” Did you know that most employers are looking for human-centered career skills that a Bachelor of Arts degree nurtures? Critical and creative thinking, clear writing, moral conviction, and creativity are all traits that a BA fosters, helping you successfully navigate a rapidly changing world which includes current challenges like this pandemic and climate change.
Surviving Year 1: Setting Your Emerging Adult Up For Success
WITH HOLLY BISHU GOETZ
When your student is running out of clean socks do you hope they A) turn them inside out to reuse them B) goto the store to buy more C) become a monk so you can wear sandals or D) find the washing machine. D might be the obvious choice, but not if they’ve never used one. From laundry to food and so much more, here’re our top 7 skills every college student needs to thrive their first year.