September 10th, 2008 12:16 EST
College Preparation is the Secret to Success
In the fall of 2008, 20 million students are expected to enroll for college in the United States, cites the National Center for Education Statistics. Conservative estimates predict only 54% of these entering freshmen will graduate with a degree, reports the Associated Press.
College graduate, author, and former teacher Kelsey Temple Phillips believes many students drop out because they`re not prepared for the unique challenges present at the college level. Written from a Christian worldview, her new book, "College Bound on Solid Ground", functions as a training tool for high school women as they transition into college by addressing subjects such as:
Â· How to prepare for common college challenges
Â· How to make healthy decisions
Â· Understanding how a college schedule works
Â· Insights on how to be a good roommate
Â· How to get plugged into a church
Â· Tips on dating with discernment in college
Kelsey mentors young women through her faith- based ministry also titled "College Bound on Solid Ground". Her passion is to equip college- bound high school students academically, physically, spiritually, and socially. She is passionate about making a difference in young women`s lives, especially in light of the issues faced by today`s students.
"When tragic events such as shootings at Virginia Tech occur, students want to know there is more to life than getting a college degree and a good job. `College Bound on Solid Ground` sets the foundation not only for a fruitful college experience, but for our purpose on earth as believers."
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys photography, wholesome movies, dining at hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and traveling with her husband, Chandler. The Phillips family makes their home in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d07/; April 21, 2008;
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10053859/; April 21, 2008