Welcome! My Name is Mixer, the Mascot
THE GRADUATE'S GIFT, the book
WHAT TO EXPECT:
4 BASES OF SUCCESS
According to the US Department of Education (2018), 3.6 million students are expected to graduate from high school in 2017-2018. This includes 3.3 million students from public school and 0.3 million from private high schools. The Graduate’s Gift offers 4 major principles that prepares the graduate for success!
Dr. Janice Little an alumnus of East Side High School, Grambling State University, Florida State University, and the University of Phoenix. Dr. Little received her bachelor and master degree in Social Work. Dr. Little received her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership. She was the recipient of the 2002 Texas School Social Worker, 2007 Texas Top Partnership Liaison, 2009 CSTEM Partnership Liaison, 2010 CSTEM Outstanding Regional Coordinator, and 2012 Houston Astros Employee of the Month
The Graduate’s Gift is a tool for graduates to start planning their future. It includes 4 Bases for Success, self-discovery activity, goal worksheets, instructions for building a spiritual sanctuary, positive mental attitude practice, things to keep you motivated, reflection worksheet, memorable quotes, and a map to success. This is a practical guide to empower individuals to score and win in life!
Our Mascot loves encouraging students to focus on individuality, spiritual, mentality, and reality. Mixer is passionate about running the bases and sharing strategies for winning in life. As Mixer runs the bases, he is always looking for winners to share the pennant for success!
Grover Deacon Jones is a Retired Major League Baseball Player, Grover “Deacon” Jones signs the forward on The Graduate’s Gift. Deacon Jones affirms, The Graduate’s Gift will position the reader to become a leader and team player in all facets of their life.
Monique Jones is a former Hartman Middle School student and the first middle school student to receive a copy of The Graduate’s Gift.
We will highlight and celebrate a host of graduates this year and years to come!
We will also showcase our supporters and sponsors who provide continuous support!
The Graduate's Gift is truly a wonderful book. It has been a great resource for helping me identify, visualize and stick with my goals. This book is very inspirational and beneficial. I believe everyone with goals and a dream should own this book. I can't wait to see what all I can achieve in the next 4 years with the help of The Graduate's Gift. (Amber Phillips (University of Texas graduate)
Seeing your goals written out on paper and determining the steps to achieve them makes me feel that those goals are within reach. Also, most college students are told that the only success that matters is academic. The Graduate's Gift reminded me that my spiritual and personal growth is equally important. I plan to be a nurse one day and this book's step by step guide will help me become the best version of myself that I can be. Breanna Spears (Manvel High School graduate)
I was one of the first students to receive The Graduate's Gift. This book has been a great resource to refer back to throughout my journey in college. It has ways to identify your long-term and short-term goals. It also has ways to create strategies for improvement. My favorite part of the book is identifying my goals in life. Listing out the goals really help me to recall the things that I may have forgotten. It also strengthens my reasons for why I need to continue pushing towards success. Kendra Hutchinson (St. Michael’s Learning Academy graduate)