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UPDATED 4-10-2023


MN STATE WEEK: JUNE 26-30, 2023

The 33 colleges and universities of Minnesota State will waive application fees during “Minnesota State Week,” set for June 26-30, 2023. It’s a great time for students who haven’t decided what they will do after graduation to explore one or more of the 54 campuses that are part of Minnesota State.

Interested in a Health Care Career? Try a Scrubs Camp!

Summer Academic Enrichment Program

  • The Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) provides stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost of eligible summer academic enrichment programs for students in grades 3-11.
  • Enroll your child in an academic summer camp and apply for a stipend to help you pay for it!
  • Explore interests in: • English • Fine Arts • Humanities • Mathematics • Performing Arts • Science • Social Studies • World Languages and Cultures
  • Apply for an stipend if your child: • Is a Minnesota resident and a student (3rd - 11th grade) attending an eligible summer enrichment program. • Is eligible for free or reduced priced meals or meets income requirements.
  • Students can be awarded one stipend of a maximum amount of $1,000 that will be directly paid to the program they enroll in.

MN Private Colleges Week: June 26 - 30, 2023

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COUNSELING OFFICE NEWSLETTER 2-15-2023: Includes ACT Info for Juniors!!!

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Click here for newsletter. Includes info on Dakota County Technical College field trip, Upstander Training and more. 


Click here for newsletter. Includes info on Senior Meetings held Sept. 20 & 21. 


Click here to listen to the National Public Radio "Fresh Air" broadcast from December 20, 2022.

Insight into the explosion of mental health issues for teens, exacerbated by the pandemic. 

How to Keep Technology From Disrupting Your Happiness

Click here for revealing perspective on using technology in a healthy way. 

The Well Youth Center, Active Now in New Prague

Click here. The Well's mission is to end hopelessness among teens.  

Change to Chill: Great Resource About Stress for Teens

Change to Chill is a free online resource offered by Allina Health aimed at improving mental well-being among teens. Through collaboration with teens, parents, schools and community partners, the program:

* Provides easy-to-use information and resources about stress for teens

* Addresses what stress is, what triggers it and how to recognize its signs

* Equips teens with tools for coping with stress, such as meditation, mindful movement, how-to videos and guided imagery.