The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education will provide each high school with a banner measuring 8 by 3 feet; 11x 8 1/2 inch posters for display stating “Ask me how. I graduated from”…”, and neon green wrist bands stating “I applied”. Photos are on the website of these items.
It’s your leadership which will create a “buzz’ around the Campaign and begin to change the culture to assume that EVERY student will submit an application for a postsecondary education opportunity. Site Coordinators report that they used emails, letters home to families, school announcements, businesses on Main Street to display posters, social media, the school newsletter.
Site coordinators found that teacher buy-in was critical. Teachers helped with personal essay assignments leading up to the event, did class projects around choices of college, careers, and income; talked about their college choices, and made assignments to complete the student checklist. Others volunteered to help in the computer labs on the day(s) of the event.