Life After York Q&A: Parent to Parent Advice on College and Other Paths to Success

 

Resource List


The Life After York - Parent Resource List includes York parents who have been through post high school planning with their own children and are willing to share their experiences in specialty areas like college athletics, performing arts auditions, two-year college, military, etc.

 

Questions?


If you have questions about this event or would like to volunteer, please contact Jenn Toffler.

 

COLLEGE PLANNING


Link to CCRC College Planning & Tracking page

 

Talking Points


2021 Talking Points coming soon!

View the Talking Points for each topic from the 2020 event.

 

EVENT HISTORY


The PTSA Academic Committee has proudly hosted this event since 2014.

The PTSA Academic Committee was formerly known as Academic Boosters.

Photos from 2020

FEBRUARY 22

7 - 9pm

Live via Zoom

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19.  

Register through this Google form or email the event chair.

Please contact Jenn Toffler to volunteer or to be added to our Life After York - Parent Resource List.

 

INSIDER TIPS FROM PARENTS TO PARENTS


It’s often helpful to talk with someone who’s “been there - done that.” That’s the idea behind this eighth annual event brought to you by the PTSA Academic Committee and York's College & Career Resource Center (CCRC).

Participants will enjoy an evening of rotating discussions led by fellow York parents who will share their experience and knowledge about the college application process as well as other post high school plans.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND?


The event is designed for parents of sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning practical tips for how to support their children in thinking about what they will do after graduating from York. Although not geared toward parents of freshmen and seniors, all are welcome.

Not sure which topics might be most valuable for you? Check out these general recommendations for each grade level. This web page includes descriptions of each topic.

This event is not intended for students.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE 2021 EVENT. REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19. EMAIL THE EVENT CHAIR IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?


Registered participants will receive an email within 24 hours before the event kickoff. The email will include Zoom links for all of the discussion topics, similar to how Parent-Teacher conferences ran in the fall.

The event kicks off promptly at 7pm with the first of five rotations, each lasting about 20 minutes with a five minute break in-between. Each rotation will include time for asking questions either by unmuting a microphone or using the Zoom chat window. We recommend that you join the event using a laptop or desktop computer (instead of phone or tablet) with your video turned on, if possible. 

Discussion topics for 2021 are listed below. Please note, the list is subject to change.

  • Creating the List and College Visits
  • College Applications
  • College Essays
  • Scholarships and Money Basics
  • College Readiness and Initial Research
  • Alternatives to Four-Year College (Two-Year College, Post Graduate Year, etc.)
  • Highly Selective Colleges and Universities
  • IEPs and 504s After York
  • Military Service Academies/ROTC/National Guard

Visit this web page for topic descriptions.

All topics will be available for every rotation that night.

There is no set order for which discussion to join first, second, etc. Participants can "Zoom" into their preferred topics in whatever order they would like.

 Customize your evening based on topics that interest you.

You do not need to stay for the entire evening. For example, if you are only interested in three of the nine topics, feel free to leave the Zoom at your convenience.

Please contact Jenn Toffler if you would like more details about any of the topics that will be covered at the Life After York event or if you have any other questions.

 

2021 THANK YOUS


Thank you to the many volunteers and ready alternates who have stepped up to help in 2021!

A special thank you to Amy Thompson of York’s College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) for partnering with the Academic Committee for this event.