New Bremen High School preps students for “The Next Chapter”

NEW BREMEN — On Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, the New Bremen Foundation will be sponsoring a two-day event at New Bremen High School called “The Next Chapter: Preparing for Life after High School.”

From 8 to 11 a.m. on both days, many speakers will present and discuss topics relating to surviving life after graduation, such as finance, safety, engagement outside of class, wellness, and college or work life. The event will open with a schoolwide keynote presentation, followed with a senior class workshop from Kyle Scheele, a professional motivational speaker from Springfield, Missouri. Kyle is an inspiring speaker, writer, and youth expert who has challenged thousands of teens across the nation to live better stories.

The seminar will conclude on Friday with a peer panel of young adults who have chosen different paths after high school and have had different struggles and successes. Anna Koenig, Foundation Coordinator for the New Bremen Foundation, says of the program, “It’s important that we introduce young people to the variety of options available. Transitioning from life in high school to life in the workforce or college presents a wide range of obstacles that are often unexpected; anything we can do to better prepare students and ease this transition will create a positive impact.”

Koenig worked with New Bremen Principal Brian Pohl as well as other community members to create this unique and meaningful program. This will be the fourth annual Senior Seminar at New Bremen.

Established in 1996, the New Bremen Foundation fosters philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. The foundation invests your charitable funds to support local non-profit organizations and community programs such as the Senior Seminar. To learn more about the New Bremen Foundation please visit or call (419) 629-9260, and be sure to like them on Facebook.