Increasingly, our consultants are finding that young adults are struggling to make the transition into independent living. These “failure to launch” students are ill-prepared for the rigors of college and often lack the maturity to make wise choices regarding their use of time. Many colleges do not provide sufficient structure or oversight; yet parents are not informed of their student’s struggle until it is too late and the student has either been placed on academic probation or asked to leave.
While we expect our students to be ready for college, many are unprepared for this level of independence. These students are accustomed to parents providing structure and boundaries. They often lack the life skills to manage their time, their money or residences. In today’s economic environment, where a college or professional degree is needed for a competitive job, students are finding it difficult to obtain relevant job experiences. With a new sense of freedom that an independent environment affords, some students become distracted from their goals and resort to drinking or other forms of entertainment to avoid responsibility and disappointment.
For these students, a young adult transitional program can help them begin to understand they are not alone. These programs provide the structure, accountably, and living skills needed to help these students succeed. Some of the important elements for success include developing an active lifestyle, learning to create a budget, gain self-motivation, discovering the benefits of healthy friendships, and sober living. We know the value that an education can provide; however, some students need to approach college differently to regain their academic self-confidence. Our consultants can provide some alternatives on how to reach their academic goals.
Our Student-Centered Process focuses on finding the right fit between your young adult and a program. Let us help in your educational planning for:
- The discouraged student who has not had a successful college semester
- The student who lacks the motivation to succeed
- The overwhelmed student who has withdrawn from all classes
- The student who feels he/she must apologize for wanting to do well academically
- The motivated student who desires to get back on track but needs help
- The student who needs a sober living environment
- The student who responds better to a hands-on practicum experience
- The lost student who has no idea about a career path
- The undecided major
- The student with an undiganosed learning disability
- The traumatized student who experiences an intense distress