Friday, October 13, 2017

FREE Piano Lessons for Youth in Boston


Carlos Vargas is offering free piano lessons to youth ages 7-14, who are willing to invest time and commitment into learning to play the piano.

If you know of any interested parents, please have them email Learn more about him at

The program is free through a grant from the Boston Public Library.

Natascha F. Saunders
The Youth Career Coach Inc. 
#piano #music #lessons #students #youth

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October TOP Articles On College Applications, Scholarships, Health Tips, Gen Z, FREE College Application Timeline


The Dos and Don’ts of Additional Information on College Applications By: Jessica Velasco

Most questions on college applications are self-explanatory. You are asked to provide your personal information, school information, and your extracurricular activities. However, there is one area of the application that is a mystery to many students: “Additional Information.” Some students choose to use this section, while others do not. But, what exactly is this section for? The additional information section of the college application can be a valuable space if it is used correctly. Here are some dos and don’ts for the additional information section of your college application.

Thousands of College Students are Suffering From These 5 Health Challenges By: Jessica Velasco

For many people, college is one of the most rewarding experiences in their lives. This doesn’t mean, however, that the experience is without its challenges. Some students get so wrapped up in their college lives that their health becomes a backseat priority. Many of them can use a little help being healthier in both their minds and their bodies. Are you one of those students?

14 Tips For Sharing Your Activities on College Applications By: Jessica Velasco

College admissions can be competitive, especially when you are applying to highly selective schools. In addition to your essay, your activities can help you stand out from the crowd. Your college applications will give you the opportunity to share information about your activities at school, church, your community, as well as information about your jobs and hobbies. Many of your activities will introduce the admission committee to your personality and the things that are important to you. However, college applications do not provide a lot of space to share your information. Therefore, it is important to be strategic when listing and describing your activities. Below are 14 tips for sharing your activities.

Scholarships DUE In October & November By: Jessica Velasco

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.
Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your state, major, grade level, ethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with October and November due dates.

How Generation Z Is Shaping The Change In Education By: Sieva Kozinsky

Generation Z has officially entered college. And just as the Millennials before them, this generation is disrupting the way learning happens in higher education. But these differences go beyond just a greater dependence on technology. Gen Z-ers tend to embrace social learning environments, where they can be hands-on and directly involved in the learning process. They expect on-demand services that are available at any time and with low barriers to access. And they tend to be more career-focused earlier on in their college careers.

FREE Download College Application Timeline for 12th Grade By: College Board

Want to know if you’re on track in the college application process? This checklist shows you what you should be doing, and when.


Natascha Saunders is a certified career coach, facilitator, speaker, faculty member, and consultant. It's been said; she is inspirational, wise beyond her years and a strategic thinker who is able to help solve complex problems.

Natascha customizes her coaching and consulting style to help her clients write visions and execute their goals. Through her programs, Youth Career Coaching StartUp Kit and branding tool M.I.C.R.O.©, Natascha is a coach for those who don’t know where to start and those looking to rebrand.

As the founder of a small business in Boston, MA that serves student, adults and organizations such as: Blue Cross, PwC, KPMG, YearUp and Target; The YCC Inc., Natascha has provided coaching, developed leadership curriculum, crafted workshops for Fortune 500 companies, coached foster care youth, and crafted human resource policy for small businesses. She leverages her experiences to help her clients succeed from the inside out.

An exemplary leader, Natascha has spoken at corporations, universities, non-profits and provided webinars on career and leadership development. She has contributed to media outlets such as: InsideJobs, ABC, COX, METRO, CKNW, and SheKnows. The Women’s Empowerment Convention at Harvard University named Natascha, their Woman of the Year and Northeastern University nominated her for Teaching Excellence.
Certified in Career Coaching by PARW/CC, she completed her executive education at Harvard Kennedy School in Leading Change, and in Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan, she is trained in Mediation from Harvard Law, an MBA graduate of Johnson & Wales, a master's degree holder and doctoral candidate in Leadership at Northeastern University, and she earned a bachelor's in Image Consulting from UMASS Amherst.