September 11 2023

Achieve CCR manager Amanda Justen shares tips on college financial aid planning on KARE-11

Amanda Justen talks with KARE-11 reporter in TV interview

Amanda Justen, one of our career and college readiness strategy managers, was recently featured in a KARE-11 “Your Money” segment, which focused on ways to support students as they navigate the complexities of paying for postsecondary education.  

As a long-time member of the Achieve career and college readiness team, Amanda spent six years working one-on-one work with students in the Roosevelt High School Career & College Center. She now manages our career and college readiness program strategy in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), as well as our work in MPS Contract Alternative Schools.

In the KARE-11 interview, Amanda shared how Achieve helps students create individualized career pathways that are both personally fulfilling and financially stable, and advises them about the range of postsecondary financial aid options, completing the FAFSA, student loans, and some of the hidden costs of college. She also offered advice for parents and families on how they can support their students through this process.

Watch Amanda’s KARE-11 interview (starting at minute 6:43) and learn about Achieve career and college readiness services in 28 Minneapolis Public Schools and Saint Paul Public Schools high schools.

You can also check out Amanda’s earlier interview on MPR News with Angela Davis with MPR senior economics contributor Chris Farrell and Elena Foshay, director of workforce development for the City of Duluth.