The Schuler Program equips bright, motivated youth with the support they need to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond. Writing from thirteen schools located in the greater Chicago area in Lake and Cook Counties of Illinois, scholars reflect on their academic experiences, cultural exposures, college applications processes, and more.
The weeks leading up to finals can be a stressful time for students. In an effort to help Scholars learn self-care techniques and implement these strategies into their daily lives, Highland Park High School Schuler staff hosted its annual "De-Stress Fest." During the week of "De-Stress Fest," mentor groups, which pair a freshman Scholar with upperclassmen Scholars, participated in a cooking competition inspired by Chopped. This and other activities promote relationship building across class and allows Scholars to learn from each other. Tune in to the video below if you'd like to see what delicacies Scholars created using their basket items!