Speaking Invitations

Dear Event Coordinators,

I enjoy speaking to a variety of groups. Invitations to speak at your next event or to your group of students/parents are welcome. I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with each group and look forward to helping you meet the needs of your audience.  ~ Cheri Frame

Bio: Cheri Frame founded Credits Before College to help students to graduate with a vocational direction and avoid college debt. She homeschooled her three children K-12, and is now a speaker, author, and Certified Career Direct® Consultant. Cheri specializes in high school and career advising, as well as helping students maximize their affordable college credit options. She provides one-on-one consulting and shares a wealth of information on her website CreditsBeforeCollege.com.

While homeschooling their three children from kindergarten through high school, Cheri also taught courses at local homeschool co-ops and was an independent administrator of the Peabody Academic Achievement Test. Her work as an educational consultant resulted from the experience of serving as a family on a one-year missions assignment in Indonesia. Realizing college debt is hampering this next generation follow God’s call, Cheri is dedicated to helping students graduate without debt and have a vision for their future. Cheri and her husband Tim, a high school math teacher, live in Ramsey, Minnesota.

All seminars are for parents/educators with students in middle and high school.
Time: approx 60 minutes.

Cheri Frame is a joy to work with! Her workshops offer practical and valuable information and our attendees always request to have her back.”  ~Karol Kapelle, NDHSA Convention Coordinator

Workshops for 2018

Get a Jump Start on College
Many teens are ready to tackle the challenge of college-level learning prior to high school graduation. This workshop shares how to save time and money on college, add instant credibility to your high school transcript, and motivate your teens. Come learn the best ways to earn college credit and help your students be successful. This workshop has been described as life-changing by both parents and students. Teens encouraged to attend.

Roadmap: Mile Markers that Count
Every road trip needs a map. Help your teen get a blazing sense of direction beyond the classroom. This workshop explores 10 essential components, including gap year options, practical experiences, and service opportunities, to bridge the gap between education and employment. Make high school a launching pad. Teens encouraged to attend.

Vocation by Design
Choosing a vocation starts with understanding God’s design for work and how you are designed to fit in His plan. It’s a big topic, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. Be encouraged and equipped to help guide your teens in choosing a vocation. This workshop will take you through the steps in the process of making informed career and educational decisions. You can be your student’s career coach! Teens encouraged to attend.

Skills Beyond the Book
Education is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge today’s marketplace requires, yet it often falls short. This popular seminar shares ideas on how parents can foster these skills through purposeful projects and assignments in their students’ middle and high school years. Whether your teens are applying for their first job, hoping to secure an internship, or preparing for college, developing these 21st-century skills will help them stand out from the crowd. Teens encouraged to attend.

You Can Homeschool through High School!
Homeschooling through high school might seem intimidating, but be encouraged! These can be the most enjoyable and influential years you have with your teens. This workshop takes the guess work out of what academics you should build into your 7-12th grade plan. Explore the options to customize your students’ high school years with electives and activities that meet their graduation goals. Teens encouraged to attend.

Transcripts and Record Keeping – Making it Simple
Transcripts are not just for college – every student needs one. How to begin? What to include? Understand the essentials of record keeping, the 5 types of records to keep, how to grade, evaluating credits, and preparing a professional looking high school transcript. Teens are invited!


Making College a Smart Investment  

Target Audience: College-Readiness Programs AVID/TRIO
While most students understand the value that a college degree has on their future, many struggle to understand just how to pay for it. This seminar is designed to help students calculate college costs, explore cost saving options, and understand the impact college loans can have on their futures. Gaining a vision for their future beyond high school increases college retention and graduation rates.

For Church Youth Groups:

Session 1: Living by Design. A 1-hour workshop for students in grades 9-12 and their parents. Choosing a vocation starts with understanding God’s design for work and how you are designed to fit in His plan. Students will have a chance to register for a career assessment and follow up consultation with Cheri. Recommend hosting within your current Wednesday night Youth Program. FEE: None, no registration required.

Optional: Career Direct® Assessment Ages 16+ Students complete a one-hour individual online Career Direct® Assessment. Career Direct, part of Crown Financial Ministries, is one of the few assessment tools that approaches the field of career guidance from a biblical perspective. Career Direct examines four essential components of our vocational design: personality, interests, skills, and values. It is one of the most comprehensive guidance systems on the market today. Learn more about Career Direct.

Optional: Session 2: Understanding your Design. An option for students who took the Career Direct Assessment and their parents. Return and we will unpack your 30+page personalized report in a group setting. Individual consultations available.

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What the Audience Thinks

Really wished Cheri would have been at NICHE years ago. She really knows how to take a difficult topic and break it down into bite-sized, practical pieces. Her talk on Transcripts and career/college help were the best I’ve ever heard in over 15 years of attending homeschool conferences!

She is awesome. Please invite her in the future.

Very organized in her presentation and easy to follow.

She was awesome! Great information, nice presentation style, good Q&A. I went to all four of her presentations. Wonderful advice for me and my  daughter who is just beginning high school. Bring her back, please!

Loved her! She was very knowledgeable and a great communicator.

After her seminars, we feel much more equipped to help our son with his last year of high school and his college search.

Her workshops got me excited.

Very good, relevant sessions. Her sessions helped greatly in directing my/our thoughts to planning out jr. high and high school. Excellent communicator.

I did not actually have a chance to sit in on a session but Cheri was very welcoming and encouraging visiting with her at her booth. No sales pitch just her sharing what she had learned! A+

So informational and organized. A nice surprise since this workshop was not high on my priority list. After hearing her once, I enthusiastically went to another!