Year of Success
THIS WEEK’S TIPS

ARE YOU READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL?

Continuing your education while your kids are still in school is a gift you can give to your whole family. Not only will you increase your own career options and income potential, but you’ll also provide your family the opportunity to grow closer through learning how to support each other and share responsibilities.

These tips will help you enjoy your own Year of Success along with your kids:

TIP 1
KNOW YOUR GOALS

Are you looking to gain new skills, earn a GED, or get a college degree? Do you need a flexible schedule for the sake of your family? Being clear about your needs and goals will help you find a program that’s right for you.

TIP 2
DO YOUR HOMEWORK

A program may sound great on paper or a website, but how can you know what it’s really like? Ask an admissions counselor or administrator about connecting with current students and recent graduates so you can make an informed decision.

TIP 3
LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Parents, going back to school is a great way to be a role model. You will show your kids the importance of working toward a goal and that learning never stops – no matter what age you are!

TIP 4
BRING YOUR FAMILY INTO YOUR PROCESS

Your decision to go back to school affects the whole family, so talk to your kids about your goals and ask them if they have any concerns. As you discuss your plans with them, you help them feel more invested in your success as well as their own.

TIP 5
UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS

Higher levels of education have been linked to better job security, increased pay, more options for employment, and even healthier lifestyles. Going back to school now could help create a more positive future for your whole family, so don’t wait!