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Maximize winter break at any age



Ahhh, winter break! Time to rest and relax. It’s also a great opportunity to zero in on your future. For students with their eyes set on college, take the most of your winter break with these tips, inspired by Own Your Own Future's College Roadmaps.


Middle School –


9th Grade –


10th Grade –


11th grade –

Winter break of junior year is ACT/SAT crunch time!


12th grade –

Have you submitted all your applications? You may even have committed to a college! For your winter break:


We wouldn't tell you to work every second of your break. Your brain needs rest! But doing a bit every day – whether reading, volunteering, or making plans for your future – will make the path to college that much easier!