The Portfolio Project
Active since 2008
One of our goals is that each Lapan College Club student develop a Professional Portfolio. Initiated during their 6th-grade year, students update and add to their Portfolio in successive years throughout high school and college. Beginning with the creation of a résumé, students identify areas of weakness in their résumé which then can be addressed in the next five years as they approach the college application process. The Lapan Portfolio supplied to students contains nine focus tabs with activities and record sheets where students can collect and aggregate evidence of their efforts, especially in the areas of leadership, community service, and career exploration. Students also collect certificates and samples of their best work, along with letters of recommendation, college and scholarship research, etc. Ultimately it is a tool for students to think strategically about their future and make decisions that will augment their chances of attaining their college and career aspirations.