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May 25, 2017

The Man Who Invented the Helicopter

Do you know whose name is synonymous with helicopters? Learn about the man who followed his dreams, to become one of the most famous inventors in aviation history. It may inspire you to invent your own ground-breaking technology!

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Categories: Students
May 24, 2017

Generation Now has Hope for the Future

2,280 students from 50 states and 30 countries attended Envision’s Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit (PILS), which was held the week of January 18th-22nd, 2017 in Washington D.C.  The “Generation Now” report is the culmination and Call to Action of their non-partisan collaboration. 

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May 22, 2017

Tips for a Fun, Safe Memorial Day

Here are reminders for keeping your Memorial Day Weekend celebrations safe and memorable – with a few specifics on CPR techniques (just in case!).

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May 16, 2017

Teach Them Skills That Take Them Far

How do you help students realize their full potential? Some may become doctors and engineers; others will have different aptitudes. Regardless of the direction they take, they’ll need certain “soft skills” – such as communication, collaboration and problem-solving, to succeed in college, career and life. 

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Categories: Educators
Sub Categories: College Career Center
May 15, 2017

Hot Careers in Medicine: Nursing and EMS

Thinking of a career in medicine? In honor of National Nurses Week and National EMS Week, we help you explore the opportunities and specialties available in these two rewarding and sought-after fields.

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Categories: Students
Sub Categories: Career Success
May 9, 2017

9 Ways a Teacher Can Change Your Life

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Envision salutes the teachers that changed our lives. There are countless ways in which teachers inform us, mentor us, and inspire us. But here we share great stories that we have heard that fuel our mission to help aspirational students realize the power of their potential in partnership with great teachers who Envision the Future, and are making a huge difference across the country, every day.

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May 9, 2017

Teachers, Thank You! A Letter from Envision's CEO

At Envision, we appreciate teachers all year, but Teacher Appreciation Week in particular is a pretty big week for us. Duncan Young, Envision's CEO, tells how his 5th grade teacher made an impression on him for life, and how all teachers have this same effect in the lives of all the students they have taught.  Teachers, thanks for all you do - today and every day!

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Categories: Educators
May 8, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Discounts

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, here’s a list of money-saving offers for educators, from retailers and organizations across the U.S. You’ve earned it!

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Categories: Educators
May 6, 2017

Top 5 Things to do to Prepare for College Applications

Thomas Caleel, the former Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, provides the top 5 things that will make filling out your college applications and writing essays much more manageable.


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Categories: Students
Sub Categories: College Success
May 4, 2017

It’s Epic: It’s College Signing Day

Deciding where to go to college is an epic occasion! Commit to your future and reach higher by celebrating College Signing Day with Envision, your peers, and Michelle Obama. 

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Categories: Students
Sub Categories: College Success