Islander Navigation Meetings

Islander Navigation Meetings are weekly meetings that students are required to attend their first year on campus.  This page will be updated each week with a summary of the weekly meetings and links to any resources provided. 

The purpose of Islander Navigation Meetings is to help students develop practical life skills that will not only assist them in their time here on campus, but to succeed in the workplace following graduation.   Islander Navigation meets weekly throughout the student’s first year on campus.  Meeting dates/times can change each semester, depending on the number of students in the program.  Meetings are scheduled around class times for students and are scheduled for 60 minutes.  Sessions have the following goals:

  • Build a group dynamic that allows the students to safely discuss and support others regarding to topics related to transitioning out of foster care and into Supervised Independent Living
  • Learn to effectively integrated into the TAMU-CC community academically, socially, emotionally, and mentally
  • Learn practical skills to live independently as well as good work and study habits
  • Learn healthy relationship habits, including interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution skills, using community resources, and establishing permanent relationships with caring adults
  • Learn to address personal and interpersonal issues as they arise with healthy coping skills
  • Learn how to effectively plan for the future by goal setting and forming a personal identity