The American Counseling Association celebrates professional school counselors and their work in schools across the nation, in recognition of National School Counseling Week, Feb. 3 – 7, 2020.
School counselors have a profound effect on the future of the United States. In the current school year, they are mentoring 56.6 million learners enrolled in elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S. and 19.9 million students attending U.S. colleges and universities.
Professional school counselors focus on students’ mental health, academic success, and college and career planning. As trained mental health professionals, they strive to build safe, positive and trusting relationships with their students.