B-Forc! The Bound For College Readiness Program 

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            We just can't keep all the good info to ourselves, sharing a few resources:             The 4 to 5 star books you need to read from the B-Forc! Bookshelf 

A 4.5 Star rating on Amazon. The authors are parents of six children, who share their 

homeschooling experience and college prep success.  Also, their daughter won scholarships for her college journey and they provide the info Home school parents need to know from the right the high school subjects to preparing for college success, financially and academically. Proving home-taught students can be well prepared for any college campus. 

An entertaining and animated guide for both parents and young college bound planners. Things have changed since parents went to college and if your student has plans to be the first-generation to go, you need this book too. Start early! This book introduces the discussion of college cost the importance of your GPA and much more. We recommend this book 5 Star book, because starting the college journey in the 11th grade is a bit LATE. However, beginning the journey in the 8th grade...you can pace your trip for college exploration and scholarship success.

There is no greater missed opportunity than a summer that ends up boring. Research hundreds of travel, study, work, or volunteer programs–whatever suits you best! Plus, learn how to parlay a great summer experience into a great college application. Offers info for both parent and student and what we like most is the special notes of instructions to the "parents only"...it's time to become a parent coach...not the  parental force of change. "Don't send them away hoping they come back fixed" - we consider this great advice. 

Each summer high school teens should do at least one thing to help build their academic resume, enhance their maturing abilities, discover more about their college aspirations and develop a network of support in the community (for their recommendation letters down the road). The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer,  provides ideas and information about such opportunities, taking the guess work out of what can they do over summer break.

Tips and techniques for students who have lower GPA's, but big college dreams. The "C" Students Guide to Scholarships offers creative ways to win scholarships and grants. This book offers realistic hope for college bound students who think they have neither the grades nor the money for college, but some Hustle will be required. 

B-Determined!

Does your college bound student need some essay inspiration or a view of what a winning essay looks like? Heavenly Essays: 50 Narrative College Application Essays That Worked. Offers slice-of-life essays were written by real students who all got into outstanding schools--from Harvard, UCLA, Cornell, NYU and Berkeley to Boston College, Williams, Smith and Brown. This is a 4.5 star must have for college essay inspiration. 

A student athlete's 

junior year in high school is really the most important year as far as college athletic 

recruiting goes...get into the Game so you can score the scholarship.  If your college bound student's dream is playing college sports, you have to be proactive in the recruiting process.  Y u can't sit back, waiting and hoping to be recruited. Also, this book will offer ideas and a strategy so you're not totally relying on your high school coach to take care of it for you either. B-InFormed!

353 Schools with Programs or Services for Students with ADHD, ASD, or Learning Disabilities (College Admissions Guides) A wonderful resource offering tips to help prepare for the college interview, colleges who offer exclusive services for special needs and much more. A higher education is for everyone and opportunities are available, this book will provide the map for your student's college journey. 

High school students who get average grades and don’t ace the SAT or ACT, college isn't beyond your reach. This book will help the average student find the right college that doesn't require the traditional academic standards/stellar grades for getting into college and also what they are looking for in a student. So, a good education is always possible and this guide will empower you on making that happen. 

High school teens and parents considering a Gap Year after graduation? Andrea Wien​ has written an excellent guide about the gap year option and it has a 5 star rating on Amazon. That's a winning recommendation worth posting. “Gap year programs aren’t trying to replace college,” writes author Andrea Wien. “If anything, they’re a preparation for college.

We know a few million dollar scholars. Discovered Derrius Quarles via national news and followed his successful journey at Morehouse all 4 years. In 2013 B-Forc! & iTeenKC hosted Kansas City's first Scholarship Seminar and Derrius was our guest speaker. Because becoming a "Million Dollar Scholar" isn't a pipedream it's a real possibility. You should read his story, so you too can fund your education without a student loan.  

The best way to win at anything is to get winning advice from winners. Gen & Kelly Tanabe have such personal expertise, their college education was funded by scholarship awards. This is one of our favorite books to share and we have been recommending this one for years. When it comes to winning scholarship essays you must be a good writer, have the right resources, essay examples and a good proof reader, to empower your winning opportunity. 

We consider this the Big Book to be a must have. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2018: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes. Gen and Kelly Tanabe won scholarships to fund their college journey and for 10 years, it has been one of our favorite and top recommendations for any college bound household. This winning couple also offers a scholarship opportunity too. 

Your college education 

doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg on any academic level. You just need the right book to find the funding Scholarships, Fellowships, And Loans profiles more than 7,300 scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid available to high school students, undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates, and professionals. Review, Pursue and B-lieve! in your scholarship win! #NoStudentLoans!

For years on our Facebook page we have posted scholarship opportunities for international college students as well, because student loan debt is a global dilemma. However, this recently published book caught our attention as a resource for students looking to pursue a world class education. It reveals an impressive array of top-notch Institutions that offer tuition free Education and Scholarships in various countries, which are well outlined with practical steps on how to apply, contact detail info, their application requirements and much more.

See a book you need? You can locate them all on another favorite site of ours: Amazon.com

These are just a few of the books, we have on our personal bookshelf and have given to our parents and/or B-Forc! Scholars over the years. 

Everything you need to know isn't always on the internet,

the good stuff is found in a book 


 Shelton Roberts