STUDENTS NEED SUPPORT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Students are experiencing an enormous amount of stress right now. Our lives have been turned upside down. We may not be in school, we may be living away from home or away from friends. We may not know how to move forward and feel overwhelmed by all the needs of our families and our own reaction to Covid-19. We may be dealing with stress, anxiety, fears, depression and overwhelm.
SCHOOLS HAVE A MAJOR ROLE TO PLAY
Join us in providing support that students need to face the many pressures they are now experiencing and the radically different way in which they are expected to engage in their education. Train your team to run GPS Support Groups for students and support their ability to adapt to the new environment, have a place to connect even when apart and be able to be successful at their academic pursuits. When students have the support they need and are able to share their feelings and thoughts about the current situation, they can succeed even under difficult circumstances.
GPS provides support to students who face challenges in the academic environment including first generation college students, students who speak English as a second language, foster care youth and students who are actively parenting and/or working while being students. Through the GPS Group model students receive additional support and connection that they need to address challenges and develop resilience necessary for success. The results are obvious. Students thrive and accomplish their goals! GPS can be led by student leaders or professionals. GPS for Academic Success is being successfully integrated into existing support programs, academic classes and mental health services.
I’m the first one in my family to go to college and it’s really hard. My family is proud of me but they don’t get why I can’t be there for them the way I used to be. My GPS group is a place where I can talk about that, de-stress and remember why I’m here.First Year Undergraduate Student
I struggle with balancing it all. I’m a parent, I have to work full-time and I’m going to school. I know I’m doing the right thing but sometimes I want to give up. At my GPS group I realize I’m not the only one going through this. We support each other and encourage each other to keep going towards what we really want. I’m not sure I could do this without them.Social Work Graduate Student