For Middle School Students

This sample handout is intended for students pre- or post-visit. Compare colleges based on the characteristics that are most important to you. This scorecard helps you evaluate colleges side-by-side. It can also be used during virtual college exploration activities.
Sample mentor-mentee matching tool by Vancouver Public Schools.
This sample pre- or post-visit activity requires students to investigate various aspects of particular postsecondary institutions. Evaluate each school in the areas listed and then compare your evaluations.
Sample form by Vancouver Public Schools for use with mentors and program participants. Explains roles and responsibilities during the mentoring program.
This pre-visit handout is intended for students use in career and college exploration.
This presentation focuses on Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) and its Powerful Parents Program. Learn about their culturally-sensitive, evidence-based family engagement practices at the high school level.
Learn how to hold a Speed Jobbing event. This example comes from Okanogan GEAR UP. The goal of this activity is for students to learn about a variety of careers from local community business professionals in just a few minutes. See presentation and event planning handout.
Learn the guidelines for communication.
Encourages youth to think about a variety of jobs that may or may not be available in their communities. Helps youth evaluate jobs by distinguishing between jobs for now and career-type job
Learn about the Washington Alliance for Better Schools' Natural Leaders Program. This program engages parents to serve as multi-cultural bridges between students, families, communities and schools.


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