It's every parent's desire to have their children be successful. Right?

College is not out of the question, but you play a key role in encouraging your kids. "The Compelling Why" is here to help, help you with resources and tools to provide the positive reinforcement only a parent can do. We are here to help your child reach his goals and aspirations.

The Compelling Why (CW) works with its partner school districts to identify and invite students to CW seminars that are typically held on college and university campuses. The seminars expose students of promise to a motivational and inspirational session with successful business executives, community leaders and entrepreneurs who will share lessons for success and strategies for overcoming obstacles.

The objective is to motivate students to access the academic enrichment, college preparation and life-skills resources available on their campus and in their communities that will help prepare and equip them to reach their potential.

The Compelling Why Seminar will:

  1. Expand your student's vision of potential career and life opportunities.
  2. Identify programs and resources that can help your child reach his or her potential.
  3. Help reinforce the importance and value of education, active engagement in extra-curricular activities, self-motivation and personal responsibility.

What can I do as a parent to encourage my child?

Encourage your child's participation in extra-curricular activities like those featured by our partners <link to partner´┐Żs page>.

Families whose children are doing well in school exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Establish a daily family routine. Examples: Providing time and a quiet place to study, assigning responsibility for household chores, being firm about bedtime and having dinner together.
  • Monitor out-of-school activities. Examples: Setting limits on TV watching, checking up on children when parents are not home, arranging for after-school activities and supervised care.
  • Model the value of learning, self-discipline, and hard work. Examples: Communicating through questioning and conversation, demonstrating that achievement comes from working hard.
  • Express high but realistic expectations for achievement. Examples: Setting goals and standards that are appropriate for children's age and maturity, recognizing and encouraging special talents, informing friends and family about successes.
  • Encourage children's development/ progress in school. Examples: Maintaining a warm and supportive home, showing interest in children's progress at school, helping with homework, discussing the value of a good education and possible career options, staying in touch with teachers and school staff.
  • Encourage reading, writing and discussions among family members. Examples: Reading, listening to children read and talking about what is being read.