4/1/24 Meet our 2023-24 Michael H. Chen Scholars - Congratulations Angelina and Cayla!  Thank you to all of our donors who made this scholarship happen for these amazing future leaders. 

9/29/23 What is the CROWN Act?

Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair.

The CROWN Act was passed in Texas, the 22nd state to prohibit race-based hair discrimination such as locks, twists, and braids in school and the workplace. But Darryl George was suspended from Barbers Hill High School near Houston on August 31, one day before the Texas CROWN Act came into effect.

And he currently is still receiving in school suspension for hair discrimination.

Various versions of the CROWN Act have now passed in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

9/17/23 Go NY! More salary transparency laws are a direct response to closing the wage gap for people of color and women. You have the right to ask the pay range when applying for a job starting this September. 

As of May 1, 2023, eight US states (including Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Illinois, California, and Washington), five cities, and one county have pay transparency laws in effect.

We're excited to announce that we're hiring for Summer Camp Counselors! We're seeking passionate individuals who are ready to inspire and make a difference in the lives of young students. Join our team and be a part of an two-week summer program.

Apply below and let the adventure begin! SCAN the QR code for more information

🏫 🌿 #HiringNow #MiddleSchoolCampCounselor #youngleaders #scholars # #JoinOurTeam #middleschool #counselors #collegestudentsneeded #educateuniversity #eu #educateu #pasadenaunifiedschooldistrict

End of semester burnout can be a common experience for many students, but there are some steps you can take to avoid it. ✨ Here are some tips: 

1. Plan and Prioritize: Make a plan for the semester, including a schedule of assignments, deadlines, and exams. Prioritize your tasks and break them down into smaller, manageable steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

 2. Take Breaks: It's important to take regular breaks to recharge and avoid mental exhaustion. You can take a short walk, do some stretching, or listen to music.

 3. Practice Self-Care: Take care of your physical and mental health. Get enough sleep, exercise, eat healthy foods, and manage stress levels. Make time for activities that you enjoy, such as hobbies, spending time with friends, or watching a movie. 

4. Manage your Time: Use your time wisely and avoid procrastination. Plan your work in advance, use a timer to stay focused, and avoid multitasking. 

5. Seek Support: Talk to friends, family, or a counselor if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed. You can also seek academic support from tutors or professors. 

6. Celebrate Milestones: Celebrate your achievements and milestones along the way. Take time to recognize your hard work and progress, and reward yourself with something you enjoy. 

By following these tips, you can avoid end of semester burnout and stay focused and motivated throughout the semester!! 💪 

Educate U is honored and proud to announce the winners for the 2022-23 Michael H. Chen student scholarship 🎓 🎉 Congratulations to Kamau and Kaylee for their hard work, dedication and achievement! 👏

⭐️ In memory of Michael H. Chen, Educate U offers an annual scholarship for students to pursue their educational dreams.

Are Career Colleges Worth It? 

Career colleges can depend on various factors, such as the quality of education, the reputation of the institution, the career prospects after graduation, and the cost of tuition.

Some career colleges can provide hands-on training, career-specific education, and industry connections that can be valuable for certain career paths. However, it is essential to thoroughly research the institution and its programs before enrolling to ensure that it will provide the necessary skills and education for your chosen career.

It is also important to consider the cost of tuition, as some career colleges can be quite expensive. You should weigh the potential benefits of the education against the cost to determine if it is worth the investment.

Overall, career colleges can be worth it for some individuals, but it is crucial to conduct proper research and carefully consider the costs and potential benefits before making a decision.

Big news on how families identify they don't feel informed on FAFSA application dates. They are missing out on opportunities to make college more affordable and leaving money on the table according to CNBC.

Feeling the application is too complicated or simply not knowing about it is frustrating to hear. Lots of resources are available and worth the effort.

Spread the word, FAFSA filing season opens Oct. 1!


#fafsa #leavingmoneyonthetable #collegemoney #payforcollege #educateuniversity #educateu #salliemae #financialaid 

March 15th, 2022

Interested in video editing? Well here’s your chance to learn from the best!

In these Bootcamps you will learn how to edit with the professional software Adobe Premiere from professionals that work in the post-production field. The HUE Collective is also excited to share that they will be giving away a computer to a budding editor in their camp ! The Hue Collective focuses on introducing youth of color into the world of post-production with hints of production .

For more information and to apply check out THEHUECOLLECTIVE.COM/COURSES 

#thehuecollective #videoediting #adobephotoshop #adobeillustrator #adobepremiere #bootcamp #youngleaders #entrepreneur #studentsuccess

March 8th, 2022

Happy International Woman’s Day from Educate U! 💜👑 

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” -Michelle Obama 

#internationalwomensday#educateuniversity #education#womanpower #success#entrepreneurlife#womanempowerment#womaninscience#march8internationalwomensday#student #motivation #youngleader

February 24th, 2022

January 25th, 2022

We are so excited to announce our 2021-22 Michael H. Chen Student Scholarship winners!!! 👏🏼🏅

Congratulations to Tamia Bowers, Shania Bowden and Chris Thompson 🎉

#michaelhchenscholarship #2021winners #congratulations #youngleaders #winner #entrepreneur #leadership #studentsuccess #educateuniversity #careerexploration #motivation #education #educationmatters 

January 19th, 2022 

Who is Shauna Kimball?

A recruitment boss and someone every student should talk to about landing your next job! Why?

It takes an exceptional person with passion, energy and commitment to recognize talent for some of today’s biggest brands.

She is a University Relations Program Manager for Diversity at Nike.⁣ She has had the opportunity to merge her Engineering undergraduate degree and Organizational Development MBA to become an innovative thinking, adaptable and dynamic Talent Acquisition professional.

January 17, 2022 

“What is in your life’s Blueprint?

This is the most important and crucial period of your lives as a young person. I want to suggest some of the things that should be in your life’s blueprint:

1. Principle of somebody- a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth. Your life has ultimate significance.

2. Determination to achieve excellence- Once you discover what it will be that you want to do set out to do it and do it well.

3. Commitment to eternal principles- Beauty, love and justice don’t allow anybody to pull you so low as to make you hate them or lose your self respect to the point that you do not struggle for justice.

You have a responsibility to seek and make your nation a better nation in which to live.”

- Martin Luther King Jr. 

Delivered to students at Baratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 29, 1967.

January 16, 2022

January is National mentoring month! 

Mentoring enables people to unleash their full potential by learning from others. Let’s give a shout out  to our previous webinar speakers who have helped inspire and prepare our students:

Austin Martin | Sara Maldonado | Asha Christian | Sarahn Sankofa

Neville King | Darius Baxter | Sydni Chustz| Dominic & Donte Morris

John Broadway | Nicole Moncree | Ryan Pascal| James Green

Melissa Eno Effa

Thank you !