I wanted to give the readers an update about the scholarship fundraising efforts. The counseling community has responded and have donated to support the effort of sending counselors to one of the best professional growth opportunities each year – the ASCA National Conference. At the time of this writing, we are 95% ($30 short of goal) to the goal of $700.
I propose to raise that goal to $1050 after meeting the original goal – enough to fund at least 3 full scholarships for the member registration cost to ASCA 2014. I am planning on keeping the fundraiser open until January 24th and the scholarship contest will be run for three weeks in the end of January and beginning of February with the announcement of the recipients mid Feb so they can register by the March 1st deadline.
Please consider donating to help the cause. If each reader gave only $5 – we would easily raise over $1000. Please do share this opportunity to give back to your professional community.
Hobsons the maker of Naviance was eager to support counselors and jumped right in with a generous donation and is a Platinum Sponsor of this fundraising effort. More to come about some of their services in future posts. Special thank you to Dan Obregon (@dobregon) at Hobsons for making this happen.
Dr. Erin Mason (@ecmmason) is a pretty widely known face and twitter handle in the counselor world and she is totally ready to help you get to ASCA 2014 this summer. Thank you to Erin for supporting counselors. Check out her blog (aka the super counselor resource page you need to read) School Counselor Online Professional Exchange (SCOPE)
Erin also has a new book coming out that is available for pre-order – it should be great. It is on my to read soon list:
An generous yet anonymous donor has also contributed at the Platinum level. Thank you for supporting school counselors! We could not do it without your support.
Thank you to Matthew Myers, a California Association of School Counselors board member colleague for supporting at the gold level. Thank you Matthew.
I matched the first $50 that came in because I too value the time I have spent at the ASCA conferences. Thank you all for reading this blog – it has been a wonderful experience to me and opened up so many opportunities to collaborate with great colleagues.
An generous yet anonymous donor has also contributed at the Bronze level. Thank you for supporting school counselors! We could not do it without your support.