With the start of a new school year on the horizon, parents and schools are exploring various options for learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a comprehensive resource that will address many of your questions regarding the pandemic and topics such as transmission, illness, masks, bussing, athletics, and more.

The pandemic has presented a myriad of challenges for families, especially with regard to education and making plans for the summer. Fortunately, many organizations that typically offer in-person summer programs quickly pivoted and transformed their programming to be virtual. There are hundreds of virtual opportunities, including free and low-cost programs that are still enrolling teens.

Please join Ben Sexton & Mindy Popp for a virtual college prep Q&A session Wednesday, June 17th, 12:30pm, FREE  As coronavirus has rocked our lives, the college application landscape has been rapidly changing. With daily announcements about test-optional admissions, test-blind policies, gap year programs, and on-campus vs. online learning, it can be nearly impossible for

As our communities continue to contend with the stress of Covid-19, Popp & Associates is committed to supporting our clients, colleagues and all families near and far as we strive to move forward despite the challenges we are facing. On Memorial Day, we want to remember those who lost their lives fighting for freedoms we

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt our lives, we are committed to supporting our clients and friends as much as possible. Our April newsletter provides many resources for parents, students and educators to more easily navigate our current situation. We also have included updates on standardized testing, test-optional colleges, and much more. Please do not hesitate

As Covid-19 is taking a toll on families in numerous ways, we are here to provide resources and support to help parents and kids stay strong and well during these challenging times. We are pleased to offer 20% off our hourly college counseling services to new and current clients. Please also note the many resources

Summer 2020 Opportunities for Teens

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 by

Summer Opportunities for Teens Now is the time to plan for the summer! CollegeXpress offers a free online search tool with an extensive listing of summer camps and programs for academic study, arts and music, sports, travel abroad, and more! TeenLife also hosts free online directories of summer programs and volunteer projects. If students are interested in STEM internships, please explore this resource from BostonTechMom. Lastly, visit NewtonSTEM to

We are thrilled to announce that Popp & Associates will be offering FREE college counseling clinics in February on Saturdays and during school vacation! Families will enjoy a personalized 45-minute advising session when questions regarding course selection, identifying summer opportunities, applying to college, and more will be addressed. While we offer free Meet and Greet

Thanksgiving Wishes, Financial Aid Help & More

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 by

Our November newsletter is packed with great content that you don’t want to miss! For starters, check out MyinTuition, a free online college cost estimator that will help you plan ahead as you navigate your college financing options. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Popp & Associates!

5 Tips for College Applicants’ Parents

Sunday, 29 September 2019 by

How Parents Can Be Most Helpful During the College Application Process: 5 Tips for Your Family -written by Mindy Popp, Founder and Principal College Counselor Popp & Associates 1) Designate specific times to discuss the college application process. Don’t discuss it nonstop as the conversations may increase students’ stress levels and as a result, they

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