What do you think high school teachers/administrators and/or other professionals who work with adolescents should do to better prepare students for the challenges of life in college?

For many adolescents, the transition from adolescence to adulthood is fraught with excitement but also challenges. As the Learning Resources indicate, recent studies show that college freshmen are currently experiencing record levels of stress and many teens arrive at college ill-prepared for its rigors, academic and otherwise. In this week’s video program “ Jillian’s Story,” Jillian relates first-hand her struggles and challenges in transitioning to college and becoming more independent. In this Discussion, you will consider how the transition from high school to college, and ultimately, from adolescence to adulthood, might be eased. Reflect on the following:
What do you think high school teachers/administrators and/or other professionals who work with adolescents should do to better prepare students for the challenges of life in college? Specifically:
What strategies or programs do you think could help better prepare teens to handle the academic rigors of college?
What strategies or programs do you think could help better prepare teens to handle the financial aspects of being in college?
What strategies or programs do you think could help better prepare teens to handle the social aspects of living within the college culture?
With these thoughts in mind, follow the instructions below to post your response to this Discussion topic.
By Day 3
Post a descriiption of three strategies or programs that you think professionals who work with adolescents might implement to better prepare teens to handle the academic, financial, and social challenges of college life. Describe one idea for each of the three areas (academic, financial, and social) and briefly explain what it would entail and why you think it would be effective.

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