College Success Program

We offer coaching and support to adolescents and young adults who are either about to go to college for the first time or had some difficulty during an initial college experience. The program includes:

  • One full-day workshop for students
  • One 2-hour parent workshop
  • Ongoing weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester

The goal of the College Success Program is to help students organize their time, manage their workload, make effective decisions and solve problems as they arise. Students participating in this program will benefit from lessons and support from trained executive functioning coaches who are passionate about helping their students.

Past Event

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Monday, August 10, 2020

10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

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Child Mind Institute

101 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022


Matthew M. Cruger, PhD
Matthew Cruger, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Senior Director, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Zamora Adam
Adam Zamora, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Event Description

Summer Workshop for Students

This workshop will provide participants with organization strategies, study skills, self-advocacy guidance, and problem-solving tools. Students will meet their coaches and receive guidance specific to the college or university they will attend, including review of course syllabi and campus supports.  Students will receive customized plans and tips to take to school with them. Topics will include:

  • Setting up an efficient studying and organizational system (for the dorm room and library)
  • Managing class schedules, study schedules, and key dates
  • Advocating for oneself with professors, the learning center, and the accessibility office
  • Establishing productive relationships with peers and faculty members
  • Planning ahead and preparing for long-term assignments, projects, exams
  • Battling procrastination and issues with motivation
  • Balancing work and play
  • Anticipating, addressing, and bouncing back from roadblocks (e.g., issues with course selection, social pressure, time allocation, performance on assignments)


  • When: Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Child Mind Institute, 101 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022

Summer Workshop for Parents

This evening workshop for College Success parents will include a discussion about how to nurture student independence and resiliency, how best to monitor student performance and well-being, and how parents can best handle roadblocks and setbacks.


  • When: Monday, August 10, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Where: Child Mind Institute, 101 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022

For more information visit the College Readiness program.