“Youth is wasted on the young.” So true. If we had the wisdom of our past mistakes in advance of making them, we would be less likely to have made those mistakes in the first place when we were younger. But, while we cannot personally go back in time and undo our mistakes, we can make better decisions going forward and, equally or more importantly, guide our children so that they can hopefully learn from our experiences without making the same mistakes themselves.
“I believe that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky” – Oprah Winfrey. Oftentimes it is hard to get students to appraise the impact of how their actions today create their future success.
During these unprecedented times — when fears are heightened and the norm is anything but normal — it is difficult for any of us to be at our best. With multiple stressors related to Covid (mental health concerns, financial hardship, and the responsibilities of raising our children and often educating them at home), there are positive actions we can take to enable us to thrive and to help our children flourish.
Even amidst this temporary turmoil, some truths are timeless: education opens the doors to success. Recorded before the lockdown, Amy Seeley and Mike Bergin from the Tests and the Rest podcast interview David Blobaum, Co-Founder of Summit Prep, about how the SAT and ACT are based on skills and knowledge useful for succeeding in college and in life and, thus, why they are awesome.
Dear Summit Prep families, We will keep this page updated with any changes. First and foremost, we hope all of you are safe. Let us know if we can help you in any way.