This is it.

In a few short years, your son or daughter will be off on their own. You want them to have the skills they need to be successful–not just in school, but in life.

So how do we make the most of these four years? How do we arm our children with the personal and academic skills they'll need to thrive in this world?

We help them develop a plan to succeed.


Plan. Succeed. High School Edition

Plan. Succeed. High School Edition is a series of in-person workshops for Houston high school students to develop the essential skills and mindsets essential to success in high school, college and beyond.  

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Rising Freshman Workshop

July 30 - August 3; 11am-6pm  (workshop is capped at 12 students)

Cost: $1,000 includes lunch and materials

Plan. Succeed. Freshman will learn academic skills that will help them effectively manage the workload of high school.

  • How to prioritize their time
  • How to find an organizational system that works for them
  • How all of the pieces fit together (the four year path to college)
  • Effective study habits

They'll also learn the invaluable soft-skills that lay the foundation for a lifetime of success:

  • How to set and commit to a vision for their time in high school
  • How to invest others, namely teachers and parents, in that vision
  • How to advocate for themselves
  • How to mind and reflect on their personal development

Click the button below to schedule a call to learn more about this workshop. 


Rising Sophomore Workshop

July 9 - 11; 11am-6pm (workshop is capped at 12 students)

Cost: $600 includes lunch and materials

Plan. Succeed. Sophomores will learn academic and personal skills to help them focus on their own development in light of their college dreams.

  • Reflect on lessons learned freshman year
  • How to balance their weak areas by working with peers
  • How to resolve conflicts with teachers and other adults
  • How to mind your personal brand
  • How to define their core values and interests and connect them to future goals
  • How to choose extracurriculars and learning experiences that align with their core values and interests (summer/internships)
  • How their GPA, course selection and PSAT fit in the college process

Click the button below to schedule a call to learn more about this workshop. 


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Rising Junior Workshop

July 24 - 27; 11am-6pm (workshop is capped at 12 students)

Cost: $1200 includes lunch and materials

Plan. Succeed. Juniors will focus on understanding their personal path to college.

  • Reflect on key experiences that have shaped their identity
  • Understand what colleges are looking for in students
  • Use personal values to set academic and post-secondary goals
  • Determine which test (ACT/SAT) is right for them
  • Build a preliminary college list
  • Create their 12 month personalized college admissions plan
    •  SAT/SAT II/ACT study plan
    • College visits (when to go and what to look for)
    • Resume development
  • Interviewing best practices

Click the button below to schedule a call to learn more about this workshop. 


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Rising Senior Workshop

June 18 - 22; 11am-6pm (workshop is capped at 12 students)

Cost: $1500 includes lunch and materials

Plan. Succeed. Seniors will focus on understanding their personal path to college.

  • How to operate with urgency and discipline 
  • Build a final college list of target schools based on academic, social and financial fit 
  • Create their personalized college application plan with deadlines and action plan to complete applications
    • How to stay organized throughout the process
  • Complete two iterations of personal statement
    • Complete draft of common application essay
    • Begin initial planning for supplements
    • Receive writing feedback in a workshop setting
  • Practice interviewing
  • Identify potential scholarship opportunities

Click the button below to schedule a call to learn more about this workshop. 


Plan. Succeed. High School Edition Facilitator

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Naureen Ali

Crumbine Ed Lead College Advisor

Joining Crumbine Ed in January 2018 after years of working closely with families as the prepare for, apply, and transition to college. She uses her experience in education, college access, and college admissions to the advantage of her students. Naureen holds a B.S in Biology and Health: Science, Society & Policy from Brandeis University. She is an award-winning educator whose students have matriculated to some of our nation's finest Ivy-League Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and National Research Institutions. Naureen is based in Houston, and works with students locally and throughout the US to help them select post-secondary options that are the best fit and match for their unique personalities. See a list of colleges and universities to which Naureen's advisees have been admitted here.


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