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Nov. 2020  
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SFEC develops college and career resource guide

To help students navigate the wide variety of resources available, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center has created The Ultimate College and Career Resource Guide. This is a free online “one-stop-shop” resource guide for students, families, schools, and communities.

From exploring careers to looking at colleges to figuring out how to pay for college, this guide is intended to help students and their families plan for the future.

SFEC Director, Morgan VonHaden, says, “The Ultimate College and Career Resource Guide is truly an amazing resource that our team put together for all students and families. We knew that there were already a lot of resources out there, but we wanted to gather the best resources together into a comprehensive guide for college, career, and ‘What do I need to know next?’ You don’t know what you don’t know, and we hope this will help students from all walks of life find guidance when making those decisions.”

The Ultimate College and Career Resource Guide reinforces SFEC’s mission to strive to ensure that all learners—especially English learners, economically disadvantaged learners, and minority students—have the supports they need to achieve academic, career, and life goals.

About the SD Statewide Family Engagement Center: What is Family Engagement? It is when schools, community partners, and families work together so that all children succeed. South Dakota was one of 13 states that received a multi-million-dollar five-year Statewide Family Engagement Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2018. The grantees, a partnership between West River Foundation, educational cooperative BHSSC, South Dakota Department of Education, and SD Parent Connection have established the SD Statewide Family Engagement Center which focuses on "cradle-to-career" supports for students, parents, families, and community-based organizations. Work is divided into three pillars to provide resources, training, and support to students and families from cradle to career: Birth to Five, K-12, and College and Career Readiness.


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