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Book of the Month:

This month's book of the month is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This coming of age story talks about a bold Nigerian girl named Ifemelu as she navigates race and racial identity in America and Britain while attending school. Ifemelu is witty and passionate and still developing her sense of self while also dealing with society's belief of who she is based solely off the color of her skin. Along the way she deals with boys, family, heartbreak, hairdressers that think they know it all and so much more. Mrs. Johnson has digital and physical copies of this book available, please let her know if you are interested in reading this book.

Resource of the Month

This month's resource is a time management tool. Online Planner Sheets this site has multiple types of planners (hourly, weekly, multi-week, etc.) You can print out which ever days you might need or the entire calendar. Then map out your classes, PUB events, tutoring and extracurricular activities. They also have homework log sheets so that you can keep track of assignments. Use this source to help you stay on track and keep up with your work.

Resource Links

PUB is all about making sure that participants are prepared to succeed in college and that they get enrolled in higher education so that they can pursue their goals. Below are some resources that will be useful on your path to success. Check back regularly for amazing new resources. 

2017 Summer Trip Map

Target School District Websites: 

Academic Resources:

  • Khan Academy: Use this website to study or practice different core subjects, prepare for the SAT, learn computer programming, catch up in your AP subjects, and to continue practicing skills you learned in PUB tutoring.
  • SAT: Use this website for practice tests, registration information, test dates, and finding out more information about this standardized test. These scores will help in the college admissions process.

College Information & Planning:

  • College Board:Use this website for researching schools, majors, career paths and more.
  • KnowHow2GO: Use this website to find resources to help support students from under-represented backgrounds.
  • College Green Light : Use this website to search for colleges & scholarships that match your criteria. This site will also connect your search information to your school counselor and your PUB advisor.
  • I'm First: Use this website to find resources dedicated to students that strive to be the first person in their family to graduate from college.
  • FASFA Guide: Use this website to find a step by step guide on applying for financial aid and everything you need to know about the process.

 Financial Aid/Scholarships:

  • FASFA: Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid. Use this website to apply for financial aid for college. This application is required by all schools if you want to receive any government funded aid.
  • Fastweb: Use this website to apply for scholarships that are matched to your profile from their database.
  • Dell Scholars Program: Scholarship available to students that are enrolled in college readiness programs (Upward Bound, Gear Up, etc...)
  • AXA Achievement: Scholarship available to all U.S. citizens 
  • Scholarships:  Use this website to apply for scholarships that are matched to your profile from their database.
  • Pontiac Promise Zone: Scholarship for students that graduated from a high school in Pontiac School District and are attending a school in Michigan. Application Form