New Frontiers in Learning’s College Readiness Experience is a summer program for students that are interested in preparing for the rigors of college life. Students participate in small group activities and discussions to develop skills through a curriculum that focuses on preparing them for the transition to college and young adult life. Throughout each two week session, students will work on skills specific to being a successful college student.
College Readiness Skills
Students will build foundations and develop skills in the areas of:
It is important for students to have key foundational knowledge and skills to be able to comprehend text, write fluently, and perform basic math functions. Students develop such skills in collaboration with their individual coaches and use the backdrop of their academic responsibilities to develop these college readiness skills.
Executive Functioning Skills
Executive functioning skills are a set of processes that manage, control, and regulate one’s other cognitive processes, and include such skills as inhibition, planning, organization, and working memory. Students use their own assignments and responsibilities to build competence for survival in today’s world. Executive functioning instruction focuses on skills such as organization, planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring, goal setting, and time management.
Self-advocacy is the ability to represent oneself, one’s views, and interests. Students develop their ability to seek out appropriate supports and resources on campus when necessary, while receiving advocacy support from their coaches.
Campus & Residential Life
For most of our students, going away to college will be their first time living alone or with roommates. We customize our approach to each student to ensure college readiness. Whether they need help learning the basics of cooking and cleaning, or how to get along with roommates, NFIL will help them succeed.
With coaching support, students learn how to develop various independence skills such as self-monitoring, initiating tasks, coping with obstacles, etc.
Social communication is a set of verbal and nonverbal skills that one utilizes in order to navigate relationships in work, life, and academia. Social communication skills are integral in students getting involved on campus, as well as developing relationships with fellow classmates and professors. Students learn how to be active listeners, stay on track in conversations, ask questions comfortably in class, know when to change the conversation path, know how to decline and initiate social invitations, and discuss their concerns with peers.