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Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Do you have children and you are wondering how to pay for college? If your tween or teen has some entrepreneurial skills, there may be some great “college cash” available to them. Starting a business so young can open up opportunities for scholarships, grants, mentoring partnerships, and more.

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

Source: Melissa Miranda, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

What’s one tip you’d give a school-age entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Take the Role of the Mentee

I was able to build my network at a young age by taking the role of an innocent mentee trying to learn as much as I could from the older and wiser. For young people, flattery is one of the best tools that you can use to connect with power players.

Pioneer sneaks past Cordova in Game of the Week Thriller

Pioneer sneaks past Cordova in Game of the Week Thriller

Cordova knew it could happen.  Pioneer had used the play the week before.  But that didn’t prevent Pioneer from using the same halfback-option pass play three times to rack up 95 yards and set up two second-half touchdowns and snatch victory 14-13 before the Cordova home crowd.

Access Sacramento‘s Will James and Jim Dimino narrate highlights from Access Sacramento’s week-six Game of the Week.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Make a Successful Transition to College

5 Ways to Help Your Child Make a Successful Transition to College

Getting ready to send your child away to college is a huge undertaking for your mind, body, and bank account. Yet, naturally, many parents spend more time worrying about how their children will handle the transition. Here are a few valuable things to keep in mind to help your teen successfully make the move to college life:

1. Utilize College Resources

Most universities have online information for future students and parents that provides great resources for acclimating to campus life; explore these together and discuss what you see. Also, take advantage of college visits and orientations so your child can interact with advisors and other prospective students.

2. Teach the Basics

Food for Thought: A Folsom Cordova Education Foundation Event

Food for Thought: A Folsom Cordova Education Foundation Event

Source: Cordova Community Council

Registration for EGUSD Virtual Academy closes on September 10

Registration for EGUSD Virtual Academy closes on September 10

Registration for the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Virtual Academy will close on Tuesday, September 10.  Current registration is for kindergarten through 8th grade students for the 2013-2014 school year. The online academy is open to students living in Sacramento, Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter and Yolo counties.

The EGUSD Virtual Academy offers an innovative learning experience for the 21st century student. This free online academy allows students in kindergarten through 8th grade to experience teaching and learning from virtually anywhere a computer will take them. All courses are aligned to the State of California’s standards and benchmarks and have a strong emphasis on building skills and critical thinking.

Each EGUSD Virtual Academy student has an individualized plan for his or her course of study. Student learning is guided by Elk Grove Unified teachers.