How do we help BEAM alumni? How can we do better?
BEAM has been running for 6+ years, long enough to have alumni in college and to have grown enormously as a program. As we move past our first 5 years and well into our first decade, we want to know what our students value about BEAM and what else we can do for them.
This month, we convened our first in a series of focus groups of alumni (with separate parent series coming later).
Here's what they had to say!
Students also gave feedback on their favorite and least favorite events, how to stay in touch, and what help they still need.
Aishat: you're in luck. We are adding a week-long HS transition class in August to teach study skills before students start 9th and 10th grade. Mariam already said she will be there! And thanks to Angelina and Taylor who agreed to form a 12th grade committee to plan our graduation party.
We can't wait to see what other focus groups will turn up!