On the last day of each EYF session, we invite you to meet your student's counselors, take a tour, talk with experts about financial aid and attend a workshop that will help you prepare your student for life after high school.
Important Career Information for Parents/Guardians
EYF is designed to give you, your student, and his or her school or Vocational Rehabilitation advisors important information that will help guide your son or daughter toward a rewarding career and successful future.
- During the program, your student will take standardized tests that will help determine his or her interests and suggest corresponding careers.
- At the end of the program, your student will complete a written summary of his or her experiences, incorporating the counseling and career awareness information received during the program.
- EYF career counselors will write a review for each student and share it, the computer-generated results of the standardized tests and your student’s summary of his or her EYF experiences with you, your student, and VR counselors, if your student has one. Discussing these summaries and assessment results may help your son or daughter make more informed decisions related to life after high school.
In addition to the activities offered for students during Explore Your Future, you are encouraged to participate in a workshop specifically for parents/guardians that focuses on the transition of your deaf or hard–of–hearing child from adolescence into adulthood.
There, educational professionals will share strategies related to the changes that happen during life after high school as well as information about getting college financial aid information.
Here's a sample agenda for the parent's workshop.
For parents/guardians who are staying in Rochester during EYF, please refer to the Travel Information page.