Category Archive for: Transition

Heller: NorthBridge offers road less traveled to higher learning

College graduation is part of the American dream for parents and students throughout Arizona. Yet, that dream is elusive for up to 20 percent of all Americans who have some type of a learning challenge as reported by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Nancy Heller How many of those affected receive…

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Arizona Community Foundation Donors Invest in NorthBridge

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce its grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2017, a total of $13,603,645 million was awarded in both discretionary and advised grants from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise,…

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From Fast Pitch to Full Circle

Originally posted by SVP on 8/24/2017 Our inaugural Full Circle cohort gathered this week to learn about healthy communities from Vitalyst Health Foundation and Moves the Needle. The purpose of the cohort is to provide additional support and education to nonprofits who have participated in Fast Pitch. This year, we have seven strong and viable nonprofits – Treasures 4 Teachers, Stardust Building…

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Dr. Crawford Is a Double Dad

Raising three boys under age 11 at home is challenging enough for Dr. Simon Crawford and his wife, Tracy. Crawford embraces that challenge and also takes on being “Dad” to 50 students at NorthBridge College Success Program. Dr. Crawford is a role model Dad both at home and at work. During weekdays he teaches, mentors…

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Top Five Predictors for Student Success

How will we know if a student will be successful? In a recent article written by Tim Elmore, he outlined the “5 Greatest Predictors of Student Success”. In the past, our society has looked to the numbers associated with student intelligence – test scores, grade point averages, class rank, IQ, etc – to predict a…

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3D Success Tools Support NorthBridge Students to Achieve Their Goals

What are the 3D Success Tools and how do they support NorthBridge students? The 3D Success Tools are designed to empower students to manage their time, energy and emotions so they can achieve their goals and experience success. Students are introduced to the tools by their Life Coach. They gain an understanding of the tools…

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What’s the Difference Between Knowing Something and Understanding it?

The other week I had multiple meetings where I spoke to a large group of people, several small groups and had numerous one on one conversations. At each encounter, I explained that 1 in 5 youth in Metro Phoenix are unengaged, and that the organization I lead conversely keeps youth engaged.  I thought I spoke…

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Kaela’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Kaela and I’m a 22 year old student at Scottsdale Community College.  When I’m not at school, I’m slaving away as a barista at Starbucks.  I’m a Zumba enthusiast who is an aspiring Zumba instructor.  I’m a devoted One Direction fan and the Phoenix Suns are my team.  Oh, and…

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Tips on how to Improve Your Executive Function Skills While in College

Executive function skills, or also known as “self-regulation skills,” are the mental abilities that allow you to manage your time, memorize facts, understand what you are reading and problem-solve. Executive function impacts key components in our lives such as: Impulse control Working memory Flexibility Prioritizing Self-monitoring Organization Task initiation Many individuals with learning differences have…

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How to Get the Most out of Your Meeting With the Disability Services Office

Self-advocacy plays a vital role in being a successful college student. This is an important life skill that becomes a necessity when a student begins college. Students are now required to speak up for themselves and not rely on their parents as they once did in the educational setting. When a student needs clarification on…

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