Praise For Moving The Needle

Thursday, 19 April 2018 by

Last week, I was sitting in a discussion group, and a man seated across from me expressed his concern about the focus of our group’s work. He made it clear that the group’s purpose should not be to try to “move the needle” on his views. I immediately felt a strong gut reaction of disagreement.

In our August newsletter, Mindy Popp shared the article below about her recent trip to her hometown, Pittsburgh, and offered advice to families as we start a new school year: The new school year is just days away, and I often think about the possibilities ahead for our clients’ personal, social and academic growth. I

The New Year is ripe for declaring resolutions and promises to do better and be better across areas of our lives. We proclaim that this time we will reach our goals, whether they are for earning better grades, scoring higher on the SAT, running a faster mile in spring track, and much more. In the

Life Lessons for School Success

Monday, 29 August 2016 by

This week, we shared our Back to School Newsletter with our clients and colleagues. Among the announcements for fall college fairs and recent stories in the media, I wanted to include some thoughts on how all of us can make the most of the new school year. As the summer winds down and students prepare

The Eames family has been a P&A client for several years, and working with their oldest sons was both exciting and rewarding. Alison, their mom, was actively engaged and supportive throughout our work together. We are thankful to Alison for taking the time to share her insight and tips with our readers and congratulate her

The March newsletter is here! Discover information about upcoming New England college fairs, summer co-op, internship and research opportunities  for high school students, and read our reflections on spring and the lessons all of us can learn during this time of choice and change. Spring: A Time for Choice and Change As much as New

The Best Holiday Gift

Sunday, 06 December 2015 by

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed just a few days ago, and I decided to give in to temptation and click on a video that caught my attention. Usually my eyes gloss right over unknown “sponsored” posts that surface in my social media. But this time, it was different. Take a look. I watched

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