SOS4Students is online and in-person doing what we do best—making sure your tweens, teens, and young adults have what they need to be independent, confident learners, empowered to make it through the school year successfully.
Last week, I was clearing out my desk and old files when I found an original SOS4Students brochure dating back to the 1990s. I was just starting out in business back then and our original name was Student Organizational Services. For the cover, I had found a cartoonist to draw the image I carried in my head of a teenage boy in chaos with books and papers everywhere. Inside, we used a picture of the teen with everything under control, standing proudly atop his skateboard with his books all in order. Fast forward 20+ years and what’s missing? Computers, gaming consoles, and smartphones for starters.
It’s striking to look at this circa 1997 picture before teens and the digital world became so entwined. How different the cover illustration would look today! The teen would be buried in text messages, games, and homework on digital platforms, peering into a screen. The tagline, however, which highlighted the struggles I saw teens dealing with and why I launched my executive functioning coaching practice in the first place, would be the same: “We help your students get on top of work before it gets on top of them.” That’s been our promise for more than two decades, and it remains our promise to students and their families!
This past year, with students buried by the demands of learning full-time by computer, remote learning has put added pressure on teens and young adults and their executive functioning skills. Students are now required to jumpstart complex tasks on their own at home, decipher multistep directions, and juggle many assignments simultaneously without the physical presence of their teachers and other students helping to guide and prompt them.
The team at SOS4Students continues to support students and parents/caregivers through the academic overwhelm, equipping them with the tools and strategies they need to move forward. We’re online and in-person doing what we do best—making sure your tweens, teens, and young adults have what they need to be independent, confident learners, empowered to make it through the school year successfully.
We’re now getting set to support students this summer and excited to help with the back-to-school transition for all. I invite you to check out our phenomenal lineup summer workshops for 2021, including Mastering Middle School, Nailing Ninth Grade, Writing Rx, Write On, Middle School Blitz for 7th and 8th graders, Secrets of Successful Note Taking, and our newest offering, Executive Brain Boot Camp, for grades 10 to 12.
You can learn more about all of these workshops and register at https://www.sos4students.com/workshops/summer-workshops.
We also offer special summer coaching packages students of all ages and abilities who would benefit from more individualized attention. Registration for summer coaching will begin shortly, and we’ll be back in touch soon to let you know all the details.
While summer might seem a long ways off, be aware that summer coaching and workshop slots fill quickly—so if you’re interested, register to ensure a space for your student and to take advantage of early bird savings.
March 20: FREE Special Needs Online Resource Fair for Families
You can join the SOS4Students’ team this Saturday, March 20, from 9:30am to 12:30pm PT at the Parents Helping Parents Special Needs ONLINE Resource Fair. We’d love to have you stop by SOS4Students’ virtual “booth” to learn more about our summer workshops and to speak with our coaches. Parents Helping Parents is a non-profit organization based in San Jose that offers support and resources for families raising children with special needs. LEARN MORE about the event and how to sign up at www.php.com/event/special-needs-resources-fair-all-ages.
Summer Workshops from SOS4Students
Middle School Workshops
Middle School Blitz gives your students the strategies they need to have control over their time and workload. Prepare your student to balance classwork, homework and outside activities. Available Online & In-Person.
High School Workshops
Nailing Ninth Grade prepares your student for a successful transition to high school. Students come away with an invaluable toolbox of study strategies they will use every day. Available Online & In-Person.
Secrets of Successful Note Taking demystifies the note taking process. Students learn techniques to take effective notes and use their notes to prepare for tests and papers. Available Online & In-Person.
NEW! Executive Brain Bootcamp teaches the executive functioning skills and strategies students need to jumpstart complex tasks on their own, decipher multistep directions, and juggle many assignments simultaneously without the physical presence of their teachers and other students to guide and prompt them.
Summer Coaching (Registration Opens Soon)
Available Online & In-Person
Can't make the workshop you need? Does your student benefit from more individualized attention? All ages and abilities benefit from the one-on-one summer coaching sessions with our seasoned coaches. For grades 6 to 12 and first year of college.