The Class of Challenge aims to help young people have the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve life as you define it!
Generation Success works with students as well as Boston Public Schools (BPS), counselors, teachers and parents/caregivers to ensure all 9th and 10th graders have the tools to successfully begin setting goals and ultimately complete your My Career & Academic Plan (MyCAP) success plans.
Thinking about your future plans in grades 9 and 10 will help you identify potential career pathways and open up new and exciting opportunities, like internships, summer expeditions, and volunteer or community programs.
Your school counselors and teachers will help you every step of the way to complete the Class of Challenge. They will talk with you about your goals, concerns and potential plans for life after high school. Your parents and/or caregivers can also help you think about your future and complete your MyCAP experiences! Consider talking to them about how to find a mentor or another caring adult at school who can help you set goals, seek help when you may be struggling and follow through on your MyCAP experiences.
Learn more about your MyCAP experiences for 9th and 10th grade below and at bostonpublicschools.org - but don’t forget that you can contact your school counselors and teachers for help!
We know that moving into the 9th grade can be an exciting, but nerve wracking time for you and for every student. As part of the Class of Challenge, your teachers and counselors will help you work through two MyCAP lessons titled: “Optimizing Your Learning” and “Connecting Your Traits and Careers” and teach you different ways to manage a new school and routine, as well as other life events happening outside of school.
Experience 1: Optimizing My Learning
Using the Learning & Productivity Assessment, discover how you learn best in school and what makes you most successful in class and set some goals for starting strong in 9th grade.
Experience 2: Connecting Your Traits & Careers
Investigate the traits and personality types that make you unique and how you can navigate your journey through high school and after graduation.
Starting as early as 9th or 10th grade, you have the opportunity to figure out what you are most passionate about in life. As part of the Class of Challenge, your teachers and counselors will help you understand the different ways to use your own unique set of skills and experiences in two MyCAP lessons titled: “My Personal Road Map: Reflection & Forward Thinking” and “Exploring Careers” and discover opportunities to pursue for life after high school.
Experience 1: My Personal Road Map
Reflect on your 9th-grade experience and consider the things that went well, and some goals you want to set for the upcoming school year. Get an understanding of your current GPA, explore the college and career programs available at your school and begin to chart a path forward for the year.
Experience 2: Exploring Careers
Using the Career Interest Profiler, explore potential careers and learn how they can connect to your values, interests and personality types.
You’ll be more prepared for your next steps after high school and you’ll receive a small prize! You will also help your school as it competes with others in the district to take the lead in the Challenge.