Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Resiliency & Social Emotional Learning

| August 4, 2020
 
Registration for NCAN’s 2020 National Conference: “Marching Toward Equity” is now open. The virtual event will take place September 14-16.
 
 
College Depot G.R.I.T. (Graduating Ready, Independent & Tenacious)
 
Designed for first-generation, college college-bound high school seniors, GRIT provides participating students (class of 2021) with a new, more connected type of advising. 2021 GRIT seniors will be assigned an advisor to provide direct, virtual support throughout their senior year. GRIT will officially begin the week of September 14.
 
 
Resiliency & Social Emotional Learning
Arizona Department of Education is hosting free, virtual Resiliency and Social Emotional Learning workshops that will provide intentional professional learning on educator self-care, understanding behavior as communication and trauma sensitive social emotional learning.
 
COVID has changed our landscape making this support for educators and students an essential first step to support academic achievement. The workshop series are for teachers, teacher teams, administrators, leadership teams, paraprofessionals, social workers, counselors and other support staff. Sign up here.
 
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Become an AdviseAZ AmeriCorps College Adviser for 2020-2021
 
AdviseAZ AmeriCorps advisers interact on a daily basis with high school students and families in the assigned high school to provide relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education. Advisers will help students and families prepare for applying for college admission, completing the financial aid process and assisting with the transition to their college postsecondary institution.
 
  • Gain leadership skills as a college mentor to high school students
  • Receive a biweekly stipend 
  • Earn an educational award upon successful completion of service
  • Make professional connections in education
 
To learn more or apply email Roxanne Dewyer-Murphy or visit their website.
 
 
CAP Training: Financial Aid & College Applications
September 7 – October 9, 2020
This online module focuses on the college access professional’s role in working with students & parents on accessing and understanding financial aid and completing the college application process. Register here.
 
Arizona FAF$A Challenge
September 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive description of the AZ FAF$A Challenge including: Statewide and high school goals; how to participate; FAF$A Challenge categories and recognition; using the FAFSA completion dashboard and FAFSA Toolkit. Register here.
 
Free FAFSA Hotline
The AZ FAFSA Hotline is a service for parents and students to call in to a live person Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM and receive support on FAFSA or college enrollment. This service is available in English (1-833-AzFAFSA) and Spanish (1-833-MiFAFSA) and is staffed by higher ed and college access experts from ASU, Be A Leader Foundation, AdviseAZ and AzCAN.
 
Before the FAFSA
August 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Before the FAFSA webinar covers important aspects of the FAFSA application process such as: FSA ID, Documents to Prepare, IRS Data Retrieval Tool, and Resource for Assistance. Register here.
 
FAFSA 101: The Basics
September 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This webinar is designed to outline steps in the application process, mistakes to avoid, as well as highlighting some resources for assistance. Register here.
 
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