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The Ultimate College & Career Readiness Playbook!

Providing a space for Black girls to feel seen, heard, and properly prepared for life beyond high school.

College Bound is a comprehensive college and career prep manual to help parents/guardians and young women thoughtfully get organized while strategically navigating their post-high school journeys.

For Black girls specifically, this time is critical for cultivating identities, identifying, and owning purpose, developing skills, and learning as much as possible to mitigate future risks of intersectionality (racism, sexism, inequalities, and other disadvantages)that could create unnecessary obstacles in the future.

This book offers practical and easy reference guides, detailed checklists, thought-provoking activities, essay templates, sample financial budgets, strategies for networking, college applications, and goal setting.

With the College Bound, Black Girl's Guide, you can expect to learn:

  • How to identify, love, and own your uniqueness
  • What to accomplish junior and senior year of high school
  • Time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making, conflict resolution, and communication skills
  • The differences between colleges, HBCUs, PWIs, and entrepreneurship
  • Everything about financial aid/scholarships and how to apply
  • How to leverage gifts and passions to select college majors
  • The importance of credit and ways to avoid debt
  • How to create a budget, save and earn money while in college
  • Strategies for self-care and maintaining positive mental health habits
  • Tips on making friends and navigating the campus and social scene
  • How to build effective study habits, boost your GPA, build resilience
  • And much more!

About The Author: Featured in Forbes and HuffPost, Rahkal C. D. Shelton is a proud HBCU alum, certified professional coach, career strategist, and college prep expert. She is the author of Woosah: A Survival Guide for Women of Color Working in Corporate, Woosah Workplace Peace: 7 Keys To Obtaining A More Fulfilling Work Experience, and Dreams Bigger Than Texas: A Story of Faith, Perseverance, and Growth Into Womanhood. Rahkal is passionate about helping women cultivate smart and strategic career-planning moves.

College Bound: A Black Girl's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Starting

SKU: 978-1737689249
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