college prep

Join Us in Our First-Ever LIVE Event, “Teens & Me,” on January 26th in Miami

Teen anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions that arise during adolescence, and parenting or mentoring teens requires a set of skills caregivers often find themselves missing or needing to improve. The team here at Los Tweens & Teens (http://www.lostweens.com), the bilingual e-magazine for the years after kindergarten and before college, often […]

3 Myths About “Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans” that will Make You Want to Act Now

The Florida PrePaid College Board is a Promotional Partner of Los Tweens & Teens. However, as always, all views are 100% our own.   ** Discount Promo Code Inside! ** When our ‘chiquitos’ are born, the world took on an entirely new meaning.  Our priorities changed, our view of the world changed and all we want […]

These Are the Colleges that Give the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck in 2017

The Princeton Review ® (www.princetonreview.com) released the 2017 edition of its annual guide to colleges that the education services company considers the nation’s best for academics, affordability/financial aid, and for getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers. Colleges That Pay You Back has detailed school profiles, plus seven ranking lists: one […]

[Infographic] The Complete Parent Guide to Get Financial Aid for College

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with The College Board and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own   Having the college money talk can be nerve-wracking, not only for the big sums of money in question, but also the fact that decisions made now in your 17-year old’s life can affect […]

[Giveaway] New Book Shows You How to Attend a Top College Without Being Rich

** GIVEAWAY BELOW** GIVEAWAY BELOW** Watch our founder, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, interview author Maria Carla about her inspiration for “Achieve the College Dream,” and all things college prep: Students with few resources rarely apply to top colleges. Even when they have the academic and extracurricular merits to be admitted to institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, […]

[Infographic] 5 Legal Tips You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Going to College

Sending your children off to college can be a joyous occasion, but as all parents know, it can also be a bit terrifying. From signing lease agreements, to applying for student loans, to paying for utilities, to dealing with landlords, college students will encounter a wide range of unfamiliar legal interactions. There are many legal obstacles […]

[En Español] Dos nuevas herramientas gratuitas ayudan a familias hispanas a comparar costos de universidades

De los casi 17.9 millones de niños hispanos que residen en Estados Unidos, muchos provienen de familias hispanohablantes. De hecho, el Centro de Investigaciones del Pew Research Center informa que aproximadamente tres de cada cuatro hispanos mayores de cinco años hablan español en sus hogares. En una encuesta realizada recientemente a jóvenes latinos que optaron […]

New Report: 37% High School Seniors Are Academically Prepared for College

Results from The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12 indicate scores for high school seniors were 2 points lower in mathematics and remained unchanged in reading in 2015 compared with 2013. Overall, scores were not significantly different in mathematics and were 5 points lower in reading since the first comparable assessment […]

[Video] Smart Options to Your Get Your Teen to College – #ForTheDream

Please see the Terms of Use for sponsored content this Site. All opinions expressed are our own. I can still vividly remember telling my Puerto Rican parents that I wanted to go to Miami for college. They said “Tu quieres ir por Menudo, ¿verdad?” (You want to go because of Menudo, right?). We all laughed. Menudo […]

Could Massive Open Online Courses be an Alternative to College Degrees?

Technology in education is not a new concept. Educational CD rooms have existed for over 20 years. Touch screen monitors, internet labs and online grading systems are pretty much the norm these days in schools and colleges. We also see most universities offering hybrid programs that include all or partial courses online, entire departments dedicated […]

Applications Open for Colgate’s College Grants for Hispanic High School Seniors

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate announced its second year partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to launch the company’s annual Haz la U™ educational grant program now in its seventh year. To promote the importance of education among Latinos, the company will support the HHF’s Youth Awards program through its Community Service […]

Have a High School Senior at Home? Applications for Coca-Cola’s Scholarship are Now Open

As seniors gear up for their last year of school, the excitement can be contagious at home. But for parents, the stress and pressure of impending tuitions is just around the corner. That’s why we’re excited to share some news with you!   This year’s Coca-Cola scholarship application is now available online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org. Coca-Cola is […]

From Home to Dorm: 5 Ways you can Prepare your Teen for Life on their Own

Is your teen headed to the dorms this year or the next? With the rate of Latino high school graduates enrolling in college surpassing that of whites, it’s likely that they’re moving into the dorms more frequently too (source: Pew Hispanic Center). The transition to life on their own can be a little daunting, from […]