Resources for Odyssey Junior Adventurers

As Odyssey continues to grow, so does the need for our older Junior students to receive more personalized support as they make the transition to higher education. Check back often to find updates, resources, deadlines, and useful information. For one-on-one support, please reach out to our Odyssey Junior advisor, Leigh Button.

Odyssey Junior Success Coach

Leigh Button

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Phone: (509) 863-8055

Drop-in office hours: Tuesday’s 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the Odyssey Family Learning Center (2238 S Park St. Madison, WI 53713)
Contact Leigh to arrange an alternative virtual meeting time.

Follow the @uwodysseyadventurers Instagram for resources and events!

As part of the Odyssey Project’s aim to inform and inspire youth to pursue higher education, Odyssey Junior hosts a series of College Workshops working toward gathering resources and building connections between students and professionals in the academic field. All presentations, contact information, and content from our workshops can be found below, in addition to outside resources that aspiring students and families may find useful.


College Search 101 Workshop: A workshop hosted by Odyssey Junior covering the college search/application process, student and family experiences, and more. Join us for an opportunity to hear from our guest speakers, gather more information, and ask questions!

Tuesday, 24th October 2023

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

2238 S Park St.
Madison, WI 53713

Registration is encouraged
Dinner and childcare provided


Virtual Resources:

UW Madison Writing Center: On Essay Writing and Letters of Recommendation
by Erika Gonzalez, MSW (she/her)
MS/PhD Student | Human Development and Family Studies
School of Human Ecology | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Nicholas Hall | 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Applying to Public and Private Colleges and Universities
by Pat Walsh (he/him)
Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy
Enrollment Specialist


Madison Writing Assistance
High school students (and anyone else in their family) can receive free, one-to-one writing support through Madison Writing Assistance, the community outreach arm of the Writing Center. The Writing Center’s MWA instructors would be happy to provide support to anyone working on a college application essay or nearly any other kind of writing project.

Scholarship Tips from a High School Counselor
by Sarah Elmore (she/her)
School Counselor
Madison East High School