All Kinds of News for December 06, 2017
In this day and age, it can be difficult to find your voice amongst the masses. This is true in politics, the workplace, sports, and certainly in a college environment. Add to this a student suffering from anxiety and the challenges can be overwhelming. College Excel is hoping to provide a forum for these students through the recently launched Athena Program.
Under the direction of Lee Whitwell, students in the Athena Program will engage in activities designed to inform and empower. Lee has spent a career helping individuals and groups find their voice and passion. She earned her master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology with a concentration in leadership and team development. Lee has been involved in professional sports for many years and has helped countless women develop their passions.
The Athena Program is optional for College Excel students and it is designed to integrate flawlessly with the program’s standard model. There is no additional cost to be involved and students can attend when they’re able. Students are spending on average 3 to 4 hours per week engaged in an Athena activity/event. Some of the programming offered through Athena includes visiting and learning about local women-owned businesses in Bend, self-defense training, wellness activities, roundtable discussions, etc.
As a leading residential college support program College Excel is in an ideal position to offer such services to our students. Preparing students to succeed in College requires more than just helping them achieve better grades. Success in college means feeling confident in your role and value to your community.
About College Excel
Founded in 2003, College Excel is the nation’s leading residential college support program located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. At College Excel, post-secondary adults (18+) with diverse learning needs requiring extra support are provided the structure they need to move forward, both academically and personally. Using a proprietary, blended coaching model rooted in Harvard research-based neurocoaching and behavioral coaching techniques, College Excel students receive daily support from a team of credentialed and experienced Academic and Student Life Coaches while earning transferable college credits.