78 episodes

Your teen is in middle school or high school, and college is on the horizon! Do you know where to begin? It can be overwhelming! Which college will be a good fit? Can you afford it? What is my teen passionate about? This can be an exciting time, but a stressful one! College admission is at an all time high in both competitiveness and cost. How do you navigate this? Your host Shellee Howard with College Ready has helped countless families in the college admissions process while saving them thousands of dollars in tuition! In her podcast, she sits down with new and past clients to share their experiences with College Ready, along with financial advisors and other experts who understand the importance of financial awareness when it comes to graduating from college debt free. This year's College Ready seniors earned over 17 million dollars in scholarships and grants! The information you hear on this show is priceless, you really can’t afford to not tune in!

Parents: Is Your Teen College Ready‪?‬ Shellee Howard

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Your teen is in middle school or high school, and college is on the horizon! Do you know where to begin? It can be overwhelming! Which college will be a good fit? Can you afford it? What is my teen passionate about? This can be an exciting time, but a stressful one! College admission is at an all time high in both competitiveness and cost. How do you navigate this? Your host Shellee Howard with College Ready has helped countless families in the college admissions process while saving them thousands of dollars in tuition! In her podcast, she sits down with new and past clients to share their experiences with College Ready, along with financial advisors and other experts who understand the importance of financial awareness when it comes to graduating from college debt free. This year's College Ready seniors earned over 17 million dollars in scholarships and grants! The information you hear on this show is priceless, you really can’t afford to not tune in!

    Kelsey Pearson- Helping Your Student Find Their Career Path

    Kelsey Pearson- Helping Your Student Find Their Career Path

    Kelsey and Shellee will discuss:

    - The importance of students assessing their strengths and passions early in high school so they get ideas of what they want to do in their life. Use summer break to sign up for programs that will give you insight on career paths you are interested in.
    - Kelsey helps lead a summer program for students. The students go on college campus for 8 days to learn what to expect once they leave for college. It is such a transformative experience! Apply on website- https://www.nslcleaders.org
    - High schoolers need mentors to help them navigate big choices in life.

    About Kelsey: Kelsey Pearson is a DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) Native, she grew up in Northern Virginia. She was a School Counselor for 7 years in Loudoun County and Alexandria City. This was her 9th summer with the National Student Leadership Conference. Kelsey Pearson holds her Bachelor’s in Human Services from the University of Delaware. Additionally, she has her Master’s degree in School Counseling from The George Washington University and her Administration and Educational Leadership certificate from George Mason University. Kelsey now works full-time with the NSLC as a Site Director in the summer and Associate Director of Educator Relations for the Northeast throughout the year! Kelsey is passionate about developing young leaders, the college process (including athletic recruitment), and hearing people's stories. Kelsey understands the importance of combining social and academic needs and opportunities to enhance the young student's student life. Some of her hobbies include being creative through scrapbooking and being active by running or playing basketball. In college, she played D1 basketball and was the team captain. To Kelsey leadership is inviting others else to be the best version of themselves to reach a team goal.

    Connect with Kelsey:

    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-pearson-ma-ncc-4bb48167/
    Instagram- @kelseyypearson
    Website- https://www.nslcleaders.org/
    Email- kelsey.pearson@nslcleaders.org

    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegeready

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    • 20 min
    Naomi Nye- Mindset Mastery: Building Resilience and Communication for Youth Success

    Naomi Nye- Mindset Mastery: Building Resilience and Communication for Youth Success

    Naomi is the CEO of Teen Rockstar Entrepreneur and advocate for education, youth personal development and mental health.

    Shellee and Naomi discuss:

    - The importance of helping teenagers learn their passions and strengths
    - How to deal with challenges and failures in life in a productive way
    - How to create a plan of action for your teen to avoid getting overwhelmed

    This podcast encapsulates the essence of developing a strong mindset along with essential executive functioning skills such as self-regulation, resilience, and effective communication. It underscores the importance of these skills not only for academic pursuits but also for personal growth and success in life's various challenges.



    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegeready

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    Connect with Naomi:

    Website: www.teenrockstarentrepreneur.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsNaomiNye

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-nye-rockstarentrepreneur

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msnaominye/

    Email: naomi@naominye.com

    • 25 min
    Josh Siegel- Lemonade Education

    Josh Siegel- Lemonade Education

    Shellee and Josh discuss:

    - Is the SAT/ACT really necessary?
    - Importance of AP classes
    - Setting your student up for success by knowing how much they can handle

    About Josh: As the leader behind Lemonade Education, an AP and academic tutoring company, Josh brings a wealth of experience in innovation and general management for education and technology businesses. Lemonade Education was founded on a simple belief that the quality of teaching, above all else, is instrumental in helping students achieve success. Josh's career includes leadership roles at Gannett/USA Today, ReachLocal, and Yahoo Inc. He has consistently led teams to business growth by providing new value to customers. His education background includes a B.S. in Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an M.A. in Education from San Diego State University. Throughout his career, businesses under Josh’s leadership have earned recognition from industry leaders, including Google (winning their Innovation Award), AdExchanger, and Gartner. With a commitment to excellence, Josh Siegel continues to shape the future of education and technology, with the goal of positively impacting the lives of customers.

    Connect with Josh:

    - Website: https://www.lemonadeeducation.com/
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonade.education/?view_public_for=105964284740363
    - LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjoshsiegel/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemonade.education

    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegeready

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    • 26 min
    Jessyka Coulter- Love to Learn

    Jessyka Coulter- Love to Learn

    Shellee and Jessyka discuss:

    - Life skills all children need to be successful
    - It is important for students to have goals before they can be motivated
    - How to know if your student needs help with study skills

    Jessyka Coulter is the CEO and Founder of Ace Cookie Tutoring. Her company offers study and executive functioning skills tutoring through her Love to Learn study skills program. She knows most schools offer a one-size-fits-all curriculum that doesn't meet every student's personal learning needs. When tweens, teens, and young adults don't know HOW to learn, they don't enjoy school or learning of any kind. When students discover HOW to learn through the 12 study skills Jessyka teaches, they love to learn. This makes school SOOO much better for them (and their parents)! Learning never stops, but it can be tough to start without the right skills. While study skills are the most important part of Jessyka’s work and make the most difference to teens long-term, she also offers private 1:1 academic (content specific) tutoring online. Ask her about her lesson bundles that include content tutoring AND her Love to Learn study skills program.

    Connect with Jessyka:

    - Website: www.acecookietutoring.com
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acecookietutoring/
    - LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessyka-coulter-a07bbab4/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acecookietutoring/?hl=en

    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegeready

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    • 19 min
    Carlos Johnson- Future Man Prep

    Carlos Johnson- Future Man Prep

    As a professional speaker, trainer, and author, Mr. Johnson, AKA “Coach Carlos,” is locally bred, but his work and research on culture and engagement have taken him national and international. “Coach Carlos” and his team of consultants have utilized his experience and research to successfully turn around three failing public schools and one private Christian academy. In addition, his training and strategies have helped to change school culture and increase parental engagement, student enrollment, and staff and student retention. In response to the national school-to-prison pipeline crisis for young men, he created the online Tier-2 PBIS behavior and leadership course for boys called Future Man Success Prep.

    Tune in to this episode where Shellee and Carlos dive into the importance of mental strength in our children.

    Connect with Carlos:

    Website- www.futuremanprep.com
    Facebook- www.facebook.com/coachcarlosjohnson
    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/carlosjohnson8330/

    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    • 20 min
    Marie Schwartz- Launch Teens Into Life

    Marie Schwartz- Launch Teens Into Life

    Marie is the founder of TeenLife Media. TeenLife Media is the leading discovery platform for teen-centered academic and enrichment opportunities. They make it easy for parents to find transformative summer experiences for their children in grades 7th-12th. Tune in to hear how she helps transform students extracurriculars and free time!

    Connect with Marie:

    Website- https://www.teenlife.com

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/marielschwartz

    Twitter- https://twitter.com/marieschwartz

    Connect with Shellee:

    Website: https://collegereadyplan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegeready

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/

    Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Walk 2 Wealth ,

Amazing show!

I am so glad I came across this show! I’ve taken so many actionable and practical nuggets of advice to implement. Love tuning in!

SDMom12 ,

Real Student experience

It's so great to hear from students who have worked with College Ready; High schoolers have a whole world of interests and talents, and it's wonderful that a company like this can help guide them on this path to the right schools.

DJ Doug Sandler ,

Great job…this is a must listen

Listening to just the first few episodes it is easy to hear that the host Shellee Howard knows here business. This is a great podcast if you are in the market now or soon to be in the market for deciding where your kid is going to go to college. Lots of details so get ready to take notes and learn a lot about the college ready process. Well done Shellee and guest! Doug Sandler

Top Podcasts In Education

Mel Robbins
Dr. Melissa Lott
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
HuffPost
Duolingo
Mark Manson