It was 8:35 am on a Saturday, and I was standing at a whiteboard in a large classroom—drawing diagrams I’d need for the class I was about to teach. From behind me I heard a young male voice.
“Hi, I’m early. I wanted to say hi to you.”
I turned to see a high school boy who looked vaguely familiar.
“I came early because I wanted to tell you—” he said, looking over at my whiteboard, “I took this class from you before. When I was 12. My mom made me do it.”
We both laughed. But then he grew serious.
“I took this Strategic College Student class when I was 12, and then three years later I was in a bad car accident. I mean—it was bad. I hit my head on pavement.
I wasn’t the same after that. I couldn’t think the same. And I used what you taught me in this Strategic College Student class to get myself back.
Now I’m the captain of the debate team at a large high school, and I’m headed to Yale.
I just wanted you to know.
I came back to take this class again because you said that a lot of kids take this class when they’re 12, and it plants some seeds inside of them. Then they take this class again when they’re 15 or 18—and it really bears fruit. I’m here for the fruit. Can I give you a hug?”
He hugged me. And I swallowed a lump and felt hot tears in my eyes.
I knew that my Strategic College Student class had a reputation for being transformative for students—but I’d never heard this before.
Don’t miss your opportunity to plant seeds—don’t miss your opportunity to harvest fruit.
My 1/2 day Strategic College Student class is now available online for students nationwide. Access it now using the details you’ll find here.
Ideal age to attend this class? Ages 12–26 (and their parents).
Yep—all those people, all in the same room, all at the same time.
What are students saying about this class?
See more student and parent reviews of this class at JeannieBurlowski.com/SPEAKING.
Parents are encouraged, but not required, to attend with their students. Parents, in just 1/2 a day you’ll see your kids’ anxiety levels drop, and you’ll watch their sense of personal power and academic confidence steadily increase.
And you’ll have all the info if your kids ever need a gentle nudge back onto the right track later.
Your child doesn’t want to attend this class? Quick—read my article Should You Pay Your Teen to do Things?
If you’re wondering whether your kid is too young for a class like this, don’t miss my article 7 Reasons Your Middle Schooler Needs A College Study Skills Class.
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