To Graduation … and Beyond!
SOCS’ Affiliates Collaborate for Student’s Success
For high school students, there are so many things to juggle these days - mid-terms, sports, band practice, homecoming or prom, college-aptitude tests - and for seniors, graduation is just around the corner. Applications. Acceptance letters. Dorm rooms. Picking a major. Student loans. FAFSA. Overwhelmed yet? It's a truly exciting time, but the details can be dizzying.
That's why SOCS, with our affiliate organizations Inceptia and EducationQuest, are excited to offer Beyond High School, a resource for college and financial planning, free of charge to our SOCS clients.
Our three nonprofits have worked to promote education on several platforms for over 25 years. However, for the first time in our history, we've partnered to launch Beyond High School as a tool for students and families.
Our friends at EducationQuest work with Nebraska students and families offering expert advice on college action plans. They guide families through finding the right college, filling out student loan paperwork, and looking for scholarships. The goal is to provide steps on how to navigate a fruitful path to college and beyond. Previously exclusive to Nebraska residents, EducationQuest has made their national model available to all SOCS clients using Beyond High School.
Inceptia's focus is on empowering students by teaching practical money skills to achieve financial success in the future. They bring to Beyond High School one of their programs, Financial Avenue. Developed by professional financial planners, Financial Avenue offers video tutorials, mini-module online classes and interactive tools to instill financial skills in young adults. Financial Avenue employs the US Treasury Department's five core competency criteria into their lessons, helping students to translate paystubs, establish credit, avoid identify theft, pay taxes, build strong investments, and find intelligent ways to budget. Financial proficiency is crucial whether planning for next semester, or thinking ahead to retirement.
Putting all these valuable resources together, we make them available in one easy-to-use portal for our SOCS clients.
Life is fast paced, and transitions can be complicated, so let us help. Our trio of companies continues with our ardent mission - to promote education and help pave an uncomplicated path for the trek. Click here to learn more about what to expect from Beyond High School, and find out how we can help you on your journey.