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3 Keys to Retaining Gen Z Workers

Posted by Steve Robertson on May 3, 2018 3:43:00 PM

Entrepreneurism is on the rise, with a higher number of Millennials starting and running their own businesses than their parents before them. But what of the generation after them — those born after 1997? They may be a bit young for formal work trend studies, but there are already signs they’re just as capable of great things, if not more.

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Topics: Generation Z, For Parents

The Importance of Science Summer Camps for Middle School Students

Posted by JKCP on May 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Middle School Science Summer CampsAccording to the National Science Foundation, only 35% of 8th graders met nationally established academic standards for math in 2011. For science, only 32% of these students were able to work at or above grade level in the same time period. There are many factors that contribute to that number. However, student interest is a common barrier to STEM education. Science summer camps for middle school students help parents instill a love of science and technology that leads to long-term success in STEM careers.

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Topics: Middle School Summer Programs, For Parents

Periodic Table of Esports

Posted by Steve Robertson on Apr 26, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Parents: While you may not remember the atomic number, atomic mass and electron configurations from your middle school days, you might recall the periodic table is a way to organize the elements based on their properties. And, that together, these elements make up all matter. Like any sport, esports is made up of a series of elements and skills that are necessary to be a successful gamer.

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Topics: Middle School Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, For Parents, Generation Z, Trending Topics, esports

Pre-College Programs & Generation Z - All Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Steve Robertson on Apr 25, 2018 7:15:00 AM

Pre-college programs host a range of benefits, particular to the interesting and dynamic group today know as Generation Z. This blog post aims to discuss pre-college programs that we offer over the summer and how they fit in with the needs of someone belonging to Generation Z, and potentially affect their career.

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Topics: Generation Z, For Parents, Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-College Summer Programs, Trending Topics

How To Connect With Your Tech-Obsessed Teen

Posted by Steve Robertson on Apr 20, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Do conversations with your offspring begin with a blank stare, as if they suddenly stopped understanding the English language?

This was the first clue something had changed in our house. I started getting drawn-out “ugggh…” noises, followed by eye rolls and lightning-fast departures — all before I could finish my latest tirade about grades, chores, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. In reality, all I wanted to know was what’s for dinner tonight.

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Topics: Generation Z, For Parents, Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-College Summer Programs, Trending Topics

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