School Counselor Advocacy and Empowering Students for Post-Secondary Success – Free Podcast

After witnessing a student feel defeated about plans to attend community college rather than a University, Priscilla Grijalva knew that she needed to change the narrative. That’s when “Reach Higher Thursdays” were created, leading to more support and celebration for all post-secondary options. 

Priscilla Grijalva is a highly accomplished school counselor with over 18 years of experience and an incredible drive for her students. In our conversation, Priscilla discusses the importance of advocacy and perserverance in helping students overcome obstacles and achieve their educational goals.

You’ll hear about some of the initiatives Priscilla has implemented to broaden awareness of post-secondary options at her school. Her journey is a testament to the power of advocacy and the impact that school counselors can have on their students and communities! 

Hosted by Lauren Tingle of Counselor Clique

Topics Covered in This Episode:

  • What the Reach Higher initiative is, and what kind of impact it’s had on Priscilla’s students
  • Advice for counselors who don’t have a mentor to lean on
  • Examples of initiatves Priscilla put in place to increase college access and broaden awareness for post-secondary success options
  • Building partnerships with your staff and community
  • How networking with educational and community partners can play into college initiatives 
  • What Priscilla would say to school counselors who don’t see themselves as a leader in their school

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