strategically alumni engagement can meet a wide range of school and program needs
college going Graduates are experts in FAFSA, college applications, scholarships and college transition guidance.
early career Graduates are experts in TODAY'S workplace trends, career development strategies, and stem opportunities.
Alumni in their careers can help provide business partnerships for project learning efforts and student internships.
and Alumni who are professionals or retired can provide resources to help fund student and program needs.
Here are a Few Examples How Schools are Using their Alumni:
Major General Murray High School hosted over 50 alumni for their first alumni event in the school’s history. Students clearly felt a new sense of pride, confidence and determination after meeting successful graduates they identified with.
New Britain High School invited alumni volunteers for their family FAFSA event. Over 180 students and their families attended, and having the alumni volunteers as experienced FAFSA completers and translators for families was a key factor in the event’s success.
The Bridge Academy enlisted 5 alumni for their pre-holiday motivation day event. The alumni met with 70 students across 9th and 11th grades, first as a panel, then in small groups. According to the teacher, the students and alumni instantly connected, and the alumni were honest, powerful, and inspiring- sharing the importance of their school work, the benefits of college, and most of all, that students like them could find success if they worked hard and stayed focused.