College Ready Bootcamp

When: Choose either June 13th or July 9th, 2019

Where: UNF – Adam W. Herbert University Center

Time: 9am – 1pm

Limited to: Jr. High and High School Aged Students

BONUS: Every participant will receive their own copy of the book, Learn Like A Ninja.

It is a big step! Become mentally prepared to handle the transition from high school to college. Learn strategies to handle the increased workload and how to communicate with professors when you need help. Explore majors and careers that suit you. Start university or college with confidence.


Space is limited!


Many students, especially top performers, are having trouble coping not just with the challenges of high school but also with the transition to college or university. Their social emotional learning skills and mental health are major factors affecting their success and well-being.

Research is showing that teens are not mentally prepared for college and university.

  • A National Institute of Health study found that 25.1 percent of kids 13-18 in the US have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
  • The First Year College Experience survey, conducted by Harris Poll for The JED Foundation, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and The Jordan Porco Foundation, found that 60 percent of freshmen said they wished they had “more help getting emotionally ready for college.
  • Close to half of students report that college isn’t living up to what they expected of it and feel like everyone else but them has it figured out. For more than 3 in 4 students, college is a lot less “fun” than how it is portrayed in the media.
  • Time management (73%) and independent living (50%) skills are both areas students acknowledge they need to improve.
  • 2017 Center For Collegiate Mental Health’s Annual Report shows data contributed by 147 college and university counseling centers, describing 161,014 unique college students seeking mental health treatment, 3,592 clinicians, and 1,255,052 appointments. It is important to not that this data is not compiled from a survey, but actual reports, documents, etc.


Universities and colleges around the United States have academic coaching programs to help students deal with the challenges that arise while attending school.  They have implemented these programs because so many students are unprepared for the challenges they experience in college and university such as the stress that comes with an increased workload. When students are unprepared they experience pressure which can lead to more serious issues such as anxiety and depression, which are major factors that affect student success. Research has found that is is critical now more than ever that students’ social emotional learning skills are developed in order for them to be successful. By giving students the opportunity to experience the positive effects of academic coaching now we are helping them be better prepared for their future. They can get ahead of the game! They will be unstoppable!

Student will

  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Learn about majors, areas of study, and possible career paths
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Study more effectively and manage test anxiety
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships
  • Make responsible decisions
  • Have improved attitudes about self, others, and school
  • Have better academic performance
  • Experience reduced emotional distress

Program Description

This program enables students to be prepared for their future. Students use self evaluation and reflect on their past, present, and future successes and challenges. Students receive tips and strategies for success. They use all this information to create systems that suit them and help them reach their goals. Students can take what they learn in this program and use it year after year whenever the need arises.

Every participant will receive their own copy of the book, Learn Like A Ninja


  1. Recipe for Academic Success: Learn the ingredients that you need to succeed.
  2. Explore how to choose a major and discuss career paths
  3. Set goals and create mission statement to design your future
  4. Learn study strategies and create systems that suit your learning style and needs
  5. Learn effective time management strategies. Complete a Time Assessment and Time Map.
  6. Focus and concentration: create systems to help when needed. Analyze physical environments.
  7. Create strategies for managing the pressures of college life. Experience how mindfulness can help with academics and life. Find balance.
  8. Discover your 3 super powers: Growth Mindset, Grit, and Passion
  9. Create an action plan and next steps for moving forward.