MOSTE middle school scholars attend workshops designed to equip them with a broad base of skills. Some examples of the MOSTE workshop lessons include:
This workshop explains the difference between community colleges, Cal States, UCs and private colleges and universities. Students also learn the A-G requirements—and get a glimpse of what it takes academically to start preparing for a college-bound curricula. Facilitators brief girls on what to expect at a college fair—and what questions they should be asking in evaluating schools.
This workshop emphasizes skills that are necessary for success both in school and in the workplace. Time management, prioritization, communication and problem solving are illustrated through interactive team games.
In the financial planning workshop, scholars are given a paycheck and asked to create a budget based on the amount of that paycheck that covers taxes, rent, healthcare, transportation, and other costs of living. The girls factor in credit use and the cost of credit to learn the importance of managing their debt-to-income ratio.
Before attending the annual MOSTE Lanterns Luncheon, the scholars attend a workshop that focuses on dining etiquette and networking.