Cloud Coach

Student Resources

 Como Park High School & Travelers

Ms. Romero & Ms. Mathieu

Think forward. Act now.

Thank you for being a part of the Cloud Coach program!  Want to learn more about the Cloud Coach program?  Watch the video to the right!

During the Cloud Coach program you will be able to:

  • think about your future and possible career paths after high school
  • set achievable short-term goals
  • discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles

 

In the Cloud Coach program, you will be paired with a mentor.  You and your mentor will send a message weekly and discuss you interests and hobbies, current goals, and future aspirations.  Want to learn more about what a mentor is?  Watch the video to the right.

Program Timeline:

Wk of Feb. 8th – Students introduced to Cloud Coach Program / Take pre-survey

Wk of Feb. 15th – Students read their 1st mentor message and write their reply

Wk of Feb. 22nd – Student read/write #2 message

Wk of March 1st – Student read/write #3 message

Wk of March 8th – Student read/write #4 message

Wk of March 15th – Student read/write #5 message

Friday March 19th, 1:30-2:30, Virtual Cloud Summit with Travelers

Wk of March 22nd – Student read/write #6 message

Wk of March 29th – Student read/write #7 message (FINAL student message)

Wk of April 6th – Spring Break

Wk of April 12th – Students read final (8th) message from mentor and take post-survey

What is a Mentor?

Let’s get started!

1. Make sure you completed the pre-survey!  You can find a link to the survey in your school email account.

2. Understand your role in the Cloud Coach program.  Read through the Student Guide and watch the Student Guide Video.  When you are done watching the What is Cloud Coach video and Student Guide Video take this required quiz.

3. Watch the Program Kickoff Video to the right!  You’ll hear from Tommy Watkins.  He’s the First Base Coach for the Minnesota Twins! After watching the video, complete this optional quiz to be entered to win a gift card.

4. Watch this video or look at this document to learn more about how you can win a Prize Pack during the Cloud Coach program! The Prize Pack for this program will be a $10 gift card!

Your mentor works at Travelers.  

Click the button below to watch the Company Presentation.  You will hear from Jess Linzey, the company coordinator at Travelers.  She will tell you more about what Travelers does and why they are excited about being a part of the Cloud Coach program!

Additional Resources

  • Watch this video to learn why Kimberly mentors!

The first four weeks of the program focus on thinking forward.  You and your mentor will get to know each other and begin thinking about what you would like to do after high school.

 

Now that you’ve completed all of your program kickoff activities and learned more about Travelers, it’s time to start writing messages!

You will wait to receive your mentor’s first message.  When your mentor sends their message, it will be sent to your school email account.  When opening the email, you will be able to read your mentor’s message and click a link to go to the online portal.  The online portal is a safe and secure way for BestPrep to monitor the messages.  You will write your reply message into the box titled “Message” and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page!

Click the many links below for extra support as you write your message each week to your mentor!

The Virtual Cloud Summit is a live virtual event that lasts one hour.  During this Virtual Cloud Summit, you will hear from a company speaker, participate in engaging activities, and “meet” your mentor!

Friday, March 19th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

  • Virtual Cloud Summit Agenda
  • Virtual Cloud Summit Tips for the Student Mentor Meetings
  • My Top Strengths Document for the Student Mentor Meetings

The last four weeks of the Cloud Coach program focuses on acting now!  You and your mentor will discuss what actions you can take now in order to take active steps towards reaching your future dreams!

Click the many links below for extra support as you write your message each week to your mentor!

Week 5: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 6: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 7: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 8: Read your mentor’s message and complete the post-survey

Check out the many additional resources below!

  • How to Use the Portal Video and Document
  • How to Write a Message Video
  • Message Structure Document
  • Student FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Document
  • The Cloud Coach program & College and Career Readiness Document
  • Why do we do the Cloud Coach program in our English Class? Document
  • Travelers’ Website