Mychal Wynn is an author and educational consultant specializing in college planning, increasing student achievement, closing the achievement gap, literacy instruction, parenting, and increasing black male achievement.
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  1. June: College Planning Cohort News
    01 Jun, 2017
    June: College Planning Cohort News
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13)     June College Planning Newsletter Congratulations 2017 Cohort Students May 1 was the enrollment decision deadline for most colleges and universities in the United States. Each year, the journey of our high school graduates informs and inspires future cohort students. While many of our cohort students had impressive outcomes and were blessed with full, or near full scholarship opportunities, one student
  2. May: College Planning Cohort News
    01 May, 2017
    May: College Planning Cohort News
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) Why the Cohort is So Important The photograph used in this month's blog posting reflects the annual high school graduation celebration worship service, hosted during May for the past ten years at the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia. This year, ten of the graduates also participated in our 2017 TCC College Planning Cohort, many of whom will be attending college on full scholarships. This time
  3. April Activities
    01 Apr, 2017
    April Activities
    Important Milestones This month’s blog photo symbolizes important milestones for cohort students. High school seniors should be confirming that all of their financial aid documents have been received by their institutions, reviewing financial aid award letters, calculating final college costs, submitting enrollment fee waivers, and finalizing enrollment decisions by May 1. Students, in grades 9 - 11, who have successfully completed the assigned activities since January should be well prepared
  4. March Activities
    01 Mar, 2017
    March Activities
    Pursuing Opportunities This month’s blog photo symbolizes the opportunities being experienced by high school seniors as the puzzle of their college and scholarship plans is pieced together. One of our cohort students recently attended the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Center for Women in Technology Selection Weekend. Two other cohort students have been invited to attend the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Meyerhoff Scholars’ Selection Weekend. Each of these programs provide
  5. February College Planning Cohort Activities
    01 Feb, 2017
    February College Planning Cohort Activities
    February Activities Students portrayed in this month's blog photo, are high school juniors and seniors who attend The Next Episode on the second Sunday of each month at the Turner Chapel AME Church where students engage in a Teen Bible Study and college planning discussion (i.e., a cohort). High school juniors who attended The Next Episode last year are now participating in the Turner Chapel AME Church High School Senior Cohort. Many cohort students have received offers of admission to a broad
  6. College Bound February
    02 Jan, 2017
    January College Planning Cohort Activities
    Welcome to the 2017 College Planning Cohort (TM)  We have many important changes to our College Planning Cohort (TM) Program for 2017. The program will now operate on a calendar year from January through December. All students who joined the cohort in 2016 will receive a complimentary one-year renewal.  Note: Registration fees do not apply to participating students in Guilford County Schools (NC), Florence County School District 3 (SC), Lanier High School (TX), United Ghana Christian Church
  7. College Planning Cohorts
    07 Dec, 2016
    College Planning Cohorts
    Registration is Now Open As current cohort students continue applying to colleges and for scholarships, registration is now open for new students desiring to join our national college planning cohort, or begin a cohort at their school, faith- or community-based program. Students may now signup to join our Turner Chapel AME Church Cohort, First Generation Cohort in Guilford County Schools, and College Planning Cohort in Florence County School District 3. School counselors and mentors may signup
  8. December Scholarship Search
    02 Dec, 2016
    December Scholarship Search
    Mychal Wynn December 2, 2016 Scholarship Research During December, College Planning Cohort students have completed their shift from researching colleges to researching and applying for the necessary scholarships to pay for college. From November through making May 1 enrollment decisions, cohort students should be actively engaged in researching scholarships and writing scholarship essays. The December scholarship research focus is on scholarships with December deadlines and scholarships for
  9. December: College Planning Cohort Newsletter
    01 Dec, 2016
    December: College Planning Cohort Newsletter
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) An important shift for high school seniors from college to scholarship research December is the final month of our College Planning Cohort calendar year and represents an important shift for high school seniors from college to scholarship research. As our College Planning Cohort high school seniors have finalized their college research, completed the 'Net Price Calculations,' submitted their FAFSA, and
  10. Completing the FAFSA
    01 Oct, 2016
    Completing the FAFSA
    The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filing period for the 2017/18 academic year opened on October 1, 2016. Who must file? Students currently attending college and those planning to attend college during the 2017/18 academic year who wish to be considered for all sources of federal student aid (e.g., Pell Grant, FSEOG, Work-Study, Federal Student Loans), and most sources of state and institutional aid. Where do I complete the FAFSA? Go to the Official U.S. Department of
  11. November Scholarship Search
    18 Nov, 2016
    November Scholarship Search
    Mychal Wynn November 18, 2016 Scholarship Research During November, College Planning Cohort students are shifting their focus researching and applying for the necessary scholarships to close the financial aid gap. Although many college application deadlines have not yet passed, students should have carefully and thoughtfully researched the colleges to which they will apply for admission. From November through making May 1 enrollment decisions, cohort students should be actively engaged in
  12. College Planning Cohort students engaged in scholarship research
    15 Sep, 2016
    September Checklist for High School Seniors
    There are many things high school seniors should be doing throughout their senior of year of high school in preparation for applying to colleges and for scholarships. This posting provides a checklist of some of the important issues that should have been addressed by September.
  13. Parenting for Student Success
    07 Sep, 2016
    Parenting for Student Success
    September 7, 2016     Pictured in the cover photo for this newsletter are my wife and younger son (now 22 years old). My wife was volunteering in his elementary school classroom during a literacy lesson. From the time our children entered preschool, our expectations were that they were on their way to college and that they needed scholarships to pay for college. It is easier to deal with the challenges of working with today's high school students when parent expectations were established during
  14. Six Great Tips for an Excellent Blog
    23 Aug, 2016
    When Should I Take the SAT/ACT?
    Many website owners have learned that keeping content fresh keeps visitors returning, a Blog therefore is one of our greatest marketing assets. Giving your visitors good content every day or every week can be very difficult, the tips below will help you write content and say the right sort of things. Some sound advice on successful blogging  Tips for maintaining a great blog  When writing consider the Blog’s objective. Perhaps you have started a Blog as a news tool to inform visitors about
  15. Talking About College
    21 Aug, 2016
    Attention Students: Important News
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) In the August: College-Bound Newsletter, we did not require students in grades 9 - 11 to complete the activities that were assigned to high school seniors. Our initial plans for the first half of the 2016/17 school year were to engage students in grades 9 - 11 in completing activities from the text, "Follow Your Dreams: Lessons That I Learned in School" (Wynn, 2000). However, while Follow Your Dreams: Lessons
  16. Pursue Your Potential
    18 Aug, 2016
    Pursue Your Potential
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) In this newsletter, not only do we provide a link to an important admissions video that every high school student with college aspirations should watch, but links to internship, Diversity Weekend, and scholarship opportunities of which all students should be aware. Perhaps, most importantly, our College Planning Cohort students share their experiences and advice for the class of 2017. As the school year
  17. Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars
    19 Apr, 2016
    Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars
    Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars! College Planning Cohort and Lake City High School (SC) student, Rebeca Pacheco, received the announcement today that she has been selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar. Rebeca, and her twin brother, David, are first generation U.S. citizens and will be the first in their family to attend college. Rebeca was a participant in our 2016 Florence County School District 3 College Planning Cohort, yet her journey into being selected as a Gates Millennium
  18. Students at Vashon High School (MO)
    18 Mar, 2016
    Eric Thomas has Inspired Important Conversations
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern University '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) Should we focus on the talk or the aftermath? A recent interaction between motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, and Vashon High School students in St. Louis, Missouri has become the center of Facebook discussions and gone viral on Youtube. Eric Thomas responded to the behaviors of a group of students who were being openly disrespectful with an authentic monologue of his experiences when speaking to
  19. Elementary School Students
    18 Feb, 2016
    A Day at Morehead Elementary School (NC)
    This posting reflects the notes and links from a wonderful day at Morehead Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina




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