By Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely | Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Schriever school liaison recently kick-started the ‘Life After High School’ campaign for military-connected students at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
The campaign prepares students, grades nine through 12, for their futures through opportunities that expose them to different career and educational opportunities.
“Whether [students] are off to university, trade [school], vocational college or training or a branch of the military, students should have information on the various paths they can take upon graduation to further their education,” said Ruth Moore, Schriever AFB school liaison. “Even if students should choose to take some time off before continuing, it is imperative that [they] be aware of the different choices available to them, as well as where to look for assistance to each.”
The campaign will have multiple events to help students decide what path they’d like to take after high school.
“Education opens doors,” said Lauren Clark, 50th Force Support Squadron education services specialist. “From apprenticeships to technical schools and brick and mortar universities — investing in your education is investing in yourself.”
The following events are scheduled as part of the campaign:
• Nov. 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Building 210, room 320: Colorado State University virtual tour and live interactive question and answer session.
• Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m., Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus tour.
• Nov. 23 1-3 p.m., Building 210, room 320: College 101 workshop.
“Each student needs to select the most appropriate path for [themselves] based on career interests, learning style, finances, learning environment, location, course program offerings and other factors,” Moore said. “Each student and family will determine [their] own priorities.”
Additionally, the SLO offers the following services: Resources to help students map their futures, list of scholarships, financial aid resources, Scholastic Assessment Test resources, on-and off-base educational resources, military recruiter information and college tours, according to Moore.
“Grades nine through 12 can be a challenge socially and academically,” Moore said. “But it’s an important time to start thinking about and preparing for life after high school. Thinking about and preparing for the future are two of the keys to your success in the next chapter of your life.”
For more information on the upcoming events or resources the SLO offers, call Moore at 719-567-6176 or email 50FSS.FSSL.SLO@us.af.mil.