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Volunteer for our High School Application Workshop!

After-School All-Stars DC is hosting a High-School Application Workshop on Thursday, January 26th at Stuart-Hobson Middle School from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. High-School Application Workshop on Thursday, January 26th at Stuart-Hobson Middle School from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We are asking our volunteers to assist our 8th-grade students with essay writing, application preparation, mock interviews, resume construction and general advice about application processes. As a volunteer, you do not have to be an expert in these fields for we are assisting 8th-grade students with processes we practice as adults. After-School All-Stars will also provide you with adequate tools and resources to guide your assistance. You do not have to attend the entire time. Please denote which “shift” works best with your schedule.

Did you know that middle school students in DC have to apply for High School? Many of the High-Schools require an online application, recommendation letters, minimum GPAs, Standardized test results, an interview and an essay. The first time I applied for any academic acceptance was as a 17-year-old high school senior. Even without the abundant amount of technology available today, I recall the process for each application seeming intimidating and overwhelming. Do you remember the anxiety of wondering what the reviewers of your application were looking for in your essay? Do you remember the mystery of calculating your GPA and comparing it to the recommended minimum? Do you remember how nervous you were during your first interview and you had no idea what questions were going to be asked? Apply all that anxiety and mystery to the 12-year-old 8th-grade version of yourself. Do you need help?High-Schools require an online application, recommendation letters, minimum GPAs, Standardized test results, an interview and an essay. The first time I applied for any academic acceptance was as a 17-year-old high school senior. Even without the abundant amount of technology available today, I recall the process for each application seeming intimidating and overwhelming. Do you remember the anxiety of wondering what the reviewers of your application were looking for in your essay? Do you remember the mystery of calculating your GPA and comparing it to the recommended minimum? Do you remember how nervous you were during your first interview and you had no idea what questions were going to be asked? Apply all that anxiety and mystery to the 12-year-old 8th-grade version of yourself. Do you need help?

Our students come from various backgrounds. Some of them will be the first generation to attend college, some of them are the most technologically savvy in their household, some of them have never had to “sell” themselves and some are overtly confident. In any case, our students and parents need help clarifying and practicing for this whole “High School Application thing.” As you could imagine, this lack of clarity and confidence can create apathy. We don’t want that.

ASAS DC’s High-School Application Workshop is a great way to demystify and introduce our students to the process of applying to a school. These skills have the short-term advantage of giving them better preparation for the high-school application process and the long-term advantage for college and even job applications.  We hope that you can bring your expertise to our Stuart-Hobson Students and help create All-Star opportunities for the young people we serve.High-School Application Workshop is a great way to demystify and introduce our students to the process of applying to a school. These skills have the short-term advantage of giving them better preparation for the high-school application process and the long-term advantage for college and even job applications.  We hope that you can bring your expertise to our Stuart-Hobson Students and help create All-Star opportunities for the young people we serve.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

I hope to see you soon!