by Kim Nugent, Ed.D. Reviewed by Cathy Liska
This book is both a practical workbook and a great guide to support high school students as they consider, explore, and choose their path after graduation.
Summary – The chapters of the book include:
- Praise, Purpose, Dedication, Acknowledgements
- My Story
- Manifesting Your Destiny
- The Pathway: A Checklist of Deliverables
- Characteristics of Success
- Creating a Mentoring Relationship and Being Mentored
- What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was In High School
- The Solution for a New Generation
- Self-Assessment Inventory: Post Assessment
- Online Resources
- About the Author
In the chapter for Manifesting Your Destiny, multiple options are explored for high school students after graduation. Then in the chapter on The Pathway a checklist is provided for each option.
Following the Mentor information is a self-assessment. Then, in each section of the Solution for a New Generation chapter, the solution is followed by self-assessment questions and mentor questions.
Throughout the book are worksheets and templates to use means this becomes a great workbook for high school students.
Here comes a personal bias – coaching over mentoring. While the emphasis is on a mentor, the questions are largely coaching questions. In this work, a coach easily fits as a fabulous resource for students. The advantage of a coach over a mentor is that the coach truly empowers the student to discover their own answers and create their own plans.
Whether you are a student, work in a high school, a parent, a mentor of a student, or a coach, this is a fabulous resource for support high school students in their exploration, decision making, and planning for their own future.