There’s no denying it: the transition from middle to high school is one of the toughest, most high stakes transitions in a young student’s life. Will they thrive and come into their own? Or will they fall behind with college applications looming?
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Last week I spoke to 10 parents whose daughters lacked confidence in math. I remembered when I got a C+ on my honors math test. Teachers told me to drop the advanced track instead of addressing the very real gender gap - I was one of three girls in my class - and empowering me to stick with it.
Parents often ask me “what do I need to do to get my kid into a good college?” Underlying that question is a visceral anxiety that you as a parent will fail to set your kid up for success before they leave your nest. And the clock is ticking. Wendy, at your kids’ soccer game, said that her kid has straight As, speaks Mandarin fluently, plays three instruments, and is a double legacy at Harvard. I mean, how can you compete with that?
Curious Cardinals is on a mission to empower middle and high school students to discover what it is in the world they care about, and then utilize the platform and its community to pursue that passion wholeheartedly.